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This Vincent Black Prince has had the same owner for 60 years

On 7 January, Bonhams will offer this striking one-owner Vincent Black Prince at its Motorcycles Auction in Las Vegas. That would certainly be one way to blow away those January blues…

One owner since new

A “two-wheeled Bentley” said the company-founder Philip Vincent, of the bold new Vincent Black Prince, with its all-enclosing bodywork that allowed gentlemen to commute in their suits rather than a pair of old leathers. Unbelievably, this beautiful example is still owned by the man who bought it new in California in 1955, having covered around 135,000 miles since. Along the way, the Black Prince gained some unusual modifications, such as the deep pearl-black paintwork (much better and more durable than the factory paint) with gold pinstripe detailing, only adding to its unique appeal. Bonhams has estimated that the bike will fetch 90,000-110,000 US dollars. 

Photos: Bonhams

You can find a small selection of Vincent motorcycles listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.