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Series ‘D’ Black Shadow Value


kerry

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RGS .. ROCKET GOLD STAR That and my D Shadow are my favourites to ride but on wet days like today I went to Shuttleworth for breakfast on my Triumph TR5T
 

kerry

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Laverda Looks nice, good quality and fast I am told ? I grew up with 50s-60s bike hence mine now, I tried 100 + different bikes in the past 3 years and settled on Rocket Gold Star and Vincent partly because they were made locally to me by my friends family etc and of course they are interesting, ahead of there time and keep up with modern traffic. Both have good brakes whereas most were poor from my era. I and others had a nice run out to Shuttleworth again today for breakfast, wet and mucky roads so on my TR5T triumph.
 

Gary Gittleson

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We're technically off topic but what the hell? So second to a Vincent is an A 10? OK. I guess there's more there than I realized. They are pretty. I don't remember if I ever had a ride on one.
I have to confess that in my case, the second favorite is my '82 BMW R100 RS. In colder weather, it's the first. It also pains me to admit that it stops better than the Vincent, despite its Speet brakes and probably has more power to boot. They're both great bikes to ride.

I'm glad I asked. Always something to learn.
 

vibrac

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Yes RGS was always a Rocket Gold Star I had one for a short while, never liked it, in spite of many a ride to Banbury ( no not the cross but Eddie Dows)
Also a bike that has more fakes than real ones
 

kerry

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We're technically off topic but what the hell? So second to a Vincent is an A 10? OK. I guess there's more there than I realized. They are pretty. I don't remember if I ever had a ride on one.
I have to confess that in my case, the second favorite is my '82 BMW R100 RS. In colder weather, it's the first. It also pains me to admit that it stops better than the Vincent, despite its Speet brakes and probably has more power to boot. They're both great bikes to ride.

I'm glad I asked. Always something to learn.
I like your off topic comments, regarding BMW bikes, nice quality for sure but I have found them a bit heavy, that said at 5' 7" and under 11 stone I don't find a Vincent too heavy at 460 ilb's. To get back to the Vincent series D thread, look at the Leominster auction prices last week and others, we certainly are experiencing falling prices with a correct Rapide only realising £32032 incl premium, maybe a D Shadow if correct is now around £45,000 to £50,000 ? whereas the one in Wales being 'not correct' in my opinion its value cannot be more than the correct rapide, probably less, just my view.

I in 1989 bought a White Shadow for £18000 but in the 1992 recession we had to move home and struggled to sell it at £11000, hopefully if we get brexit done things will not get that bad again. For those who don't remember, House prices crashed, our Bungalow was started at £155,000 and was reduced by £1000 a week until it sold at £87000.

My white shadow attached, yes I would like it back, where is it please ? reg WSV 392 I think, age related number plate because it came back from mauritius but matching numbers

Thank you.
 

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kerry

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Yes Marcus, better quality cases were used on Rapide's and porous and inferior ones were for black Shadow's because the imperfection's were coated and blacked over, I did not know that until earlier today when I read that, which you had written, thanks, interesting, I never stop learning about Vincent's, I used to cycle past the factory as a child and always wanted one, now fortunately I do have but I would like my White Shadow back even though I lost £7000 on it in the 1992 recession. ! Where are you WSV 392 ?
 

Lambers

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I like your off topic comments, regarding BMW bikes, nice quality for sure but I have found them a bit heavy, that said at 5' 7" and under 11 stone I don't find a Vincent too heavy at 460 ilb's. To get back to the Vincent series D thread, look at the Leominster auction prices last week and others, we certainly are experiencing falling prices with a correct Rapide only realising £32032 incl premium, maybe a D Shadow if correct is now around £45,000 to £50,000 ? whereas the one in Wales being 'not correct' in my opinion its value cannot be more than the correct rapide, probably less, just my view.

I in 1989 bought a White Shadow for £18000 but in the 1992 recession we had to move home and struggled to sell it at £11000, hopefully if we get brexit done things will not get that bad again. For those who don't remember, House prices crashed, our Bungalow was started at £155,000 and was reduced by £1000 a week until it sold at £87000.

My white shadow attached, yes I would like it back, where is it please ? reg WSV 392 I think, age related number plate because it came back from mauritius but matching numbers

Thank you.
Kerry,
according to the VOC Database your White Shadow was last owned by someone in Stockton-on-Tees, UK in 2007 and was then in a Bonhams Auction in Nov 2007.
We have nobody owning it after that, so at the moment we don't know where it is.
According to the DVLA website it is currently Sorned, so still around in the UK
Thanks
Jon Lambley
VOC Machine Researcher
 

kerry

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Kerry,
according to the VOC Database your White Shadow was last owned by someone in Stockton-on-Tees, UK in 2007 and was then in a Bonhams Auction in Nov 2007.
We have nobody owning it after that, so at the moment we don't know where it is.
According to the DVLA website it is currently Sorned, so still around in the UK
Thanks
Jon Lambley
VOC Machine Researcher
Thank you for the info, interesting to have these chats, I did not realise it was sorned so just put away as an investment I guess which is a shame, I will have to keep an eye out though because with falling prices it could come back on the market, I done many miles on it from 89-92 and loved it, really nice bike. my other favourite as I said is my Rocket Gold Star. Kerry.
 

Lambers

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Kerry,
it is winter, so may be its worth checking again in the summer, as it may come out of hiding
 

kerry

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Good point I will keep an eye on DVLA website, its a pity that it's not possible for say £5-£10 to have a letter forwarded by the DVLA to anybody, would be more revenue for them and not break data protection rules, maybe one day. in the meantime good weather here predicted for tomorrow and Saturday so I hope to get a short ride in.
 

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