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Rare motorbike goes up for sale at Castle Combe
9:23am Friday 22nd June 2012 in News
A motorbike, of which only 15 were ever sold, is to be sold at auction on June 30 at the Castle Combe race circuit.
The 1949 Vincent White Shadow, put up by a private seller, was dropped from production in 1952 and it is not known how many are known to still be out there making this an extremely valuable machine.
“At our last auction in March we sold an Aerial bike for £13,500 and this was our highest price for a motorbike to date,” said auctioneer Richard Edmonds. “But I am expecting the Shadow to top that as it really is a terrific bike.”
It will go into the classic and vintage car and motorcycle auction with an estimate of £60,000-£70,000. The auction will also include a 1959 Ford Consul MK II that appeared in various pop videos including the Blow Monkeys' 1986 hit, Don’t be scared of me, the Moody Blues' Wildest dreams and Elton John’s Guess that’s why they call it the blues. This piece of music history can be yours for £8,000-£10,000.
Other cars include a 1928 Amilcar saloon, a 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I, a 1935 Rolls Royce 20/25 saloon, a Frogeye Sprite, a Humber Super Snipe, a 1924 Dodge and a 1910 Panhard-Levassor, formerly a taxi, recovered from a barn in Gloucestershire and lots more.
The auction is a two day event with automobilia being sold on Friday June 29 while the cars and bikes will be auctioned on Saturday June 30.
A fully illustrated catalogue is available online. Entrance to the auction is by catalogue only, available on the door for£10 (admits two).