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Another Great Charterhouse Classic Motorcycle Auction

The Charterhouse October auction of classic and vintage saw more top prices for the motorbikes sold.

“There was huge pre-sale interest with buyers from across the British Isles, America, Europe and even Hungary.” Commented George Beale. “Buyers were busy bidding on the internet, the telephone and in the auction hall which had little standing room during the sale.”


Top lot was a 1954 Vincent Black Shadow which had been totally restored by JMC Classics. Fitted with a new John Mossey engine and having the benefit of an electric start, this iconic bike sold on the hammer for above its top estimate at £48,000.

Elsewhere in the auction, which had a selling rate of just under 80%, the youngest bike in the auction, a 2022 JMC Norvin 1,000cc bike sold for £30,000, a 1997 Ducati with just 185 miles from new made £22,300, whilst one of the eldest bikes at the auction, a 1925 Ner-a-Car which had been in the same family since 1974, sold for £14,000, with the auction totalling over £450,000.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their next specialist auction of vintage & classic motorcycles on 27th March at the prestigious Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Somerset.

George Beale and the Charterhouse Team can be contacted for advice and valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, 01935 812277 or via

Top lot – 1954 Vincent Black Shadow sold for £48,000

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