• Welcome to the website of the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club.

    Should you have any questions relating to the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club, or Vincent H.R.D. motorcycles in general, please contact Graham Smith, Hon. Editor and Webmaster by calling 07977 001 025 or please CLICK HERE.

    You are unrecognised, and therefore, only have VERY restricted access to the many features of this website.

    If you have previously registered to use this forum, you should log in now. CLICK HERE.

    If you have never registered to use this website before, please CLICK HERE.

Series ‘D’ Black Shadow Value


davidd

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
There is not enough info to peg it. The range would be somewhere between 55,000 and 69,000 Pounds Sterling over here if it is a good one. It depends on matching numbers and condition.

I think the D Shadow is one of the best riding machines.

David
 

ziggybomb

Website User
VOC Member
Turns out it's restored 1000 miles electric start Alton ECT.non matching .he wants 42 k.
 

Ian Savage

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
Is it the north Wales area seller VJ? If so it a 100% new parts engine he built up himself.
 

vin998

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
VOC Forum Moderator
Is it this bike:

If so then "Replacement Black Shadow engine fitted" should really read "replica Vincent engine made from new parts including new crankcases".
 

davidd

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
Generally, matching numbers and a good restoration add 100% to the value of a Black Shadow. The D Shadows, although they are a much better riding bike than the C Shadows, do not have the "looks" that buyers want and they sell for a bit less than C Shadows.

A Black Shadow with a non-original Vincent engine would very likely not get the 100% premium that "collector" bikes would receive. At 40,000 Pounds Sterling you are into the territory where a matching numbers Rapide is starting to look viable as a better collector option.

There is a big risk factor regarding the bike's inability to appreciate with other Vincents because there are so few comparables. If this were a private sale and a friend was asking me about the value, I would say start at 25,000 Pounds and go up very little and carefully. As a collector bike, it is not worth fighting for.

David
 

Albervin

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
Generally, matching numbers and a good restoration add 100% to the value of a Black Shadow. The D Shadows, although they are a much better riding bike than the C Shadows, do not have the "looks" that buyers want and they sell for a bit less than C Shadows.

A Black Shadow with a non-original Vincent engine would very likely not get the 100% premium that "collector" bikes would receive. At 40,000 Pounds Sterling you are into the territory where a matching numbers Rapide is starting to look viable as a better collector option.

There is a big risk factor regarding the bike's inability to appreciate with other Vincents because there are so few comparables. If this were a private sale and a friend was asking me about the value, I would say start at 25,000 Pounds and go up very little and carefully. As a collector bike, it is not worth fighting for.

David
A very cogent observation. I have ridden open D bikes and they are a delight. The fully sprung rear end, softer forks etc. However, they just don't look that good. Once you add replacement engine etc. you devalue very quickly as an investor but as a rider bike you have a bargain that can only appreciate with time.
 

mercurycrest

Well Known and Active Website User
VOC Member
A very cogent observation. I have ridden open D bikes and they are a delight. The fully sprung rear end, softer forks etc. However, they just don't look that good. Once you add replacement engine etc. you devalue very quickly as an investor but as a rider bike you have a bargain that can only appreciate with time.
I soon discovered that when you're riding them you're not looking at them and that makes up for any beauty discrepancies.:cool:
 

Top