Designer Phil Vincent called this “a two-wheeled Bentley” – the Vincent Black Knight was built to be the ultimate sports tourer, a Black Rapide with ample bodywork to keep a rider protected from the elements.
This is one of the last bikes Vincent made, as they closed up shop on December 16, 1955. Just 388 Black Knights/Black Princes were built, and less than half were Knights. The seller of this example has owned it since 1997, and in 1999 he covered 4,300 miles on it in the UK during the 50th anniversary of the Vincent Owner’s Club. Since then he’s had it in storage. Upgrades include an Alton electrical system, Mac Read breather system, full luggage rack, and Craven Comet panniers. It has not run for years.
Find this Black Knight for sale in San Mateo, California for $86,000 here on Craigslist.
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