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We are currently embarking upon a comprehensive redevelopment of the National Motor Museum which means at certain times the vehicles on display may be changing on a daily basis. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Vincent Black Shadow Series D

On Display

The Series D Black Shadow was among the last motorcycles to carry the famous Vincent name. The Black Shadow was first introduced in 1948 with the aim of producing a sports bike that would cruise comfortably at 100mph and reach 125mph. The new Series D Black Shadow appeared in 1955 as an alternative to the similar but fully panelled and enclosed Black Prince model.

Vincent’s origins date back to 1924 when TT winner Howard R Davies started making motorcycles under the name of HRD. In 1928 HRD was acquired by Phil Vincent who built bikes as Vincent HRD until 1949 and Vincent thereafter. Production of Vincent motorcycles ceased late in 1955.

Valvesoverhead valve
Output55bhp at 5,700rpm
Price new£354
ManufacturerVincent Engineers (Stevenage) Ltd
OwnerNational Motor Museum Trust


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