Bidders exceed pre-sale estimated values on many bikes and a ’75 Jaguar at British auction
The H&H Classics auction at England’s National Motorcycle Museum posted nearly $650,000 in sales this past weekend with a 1951 Vincent Black Shadow selling for £85,125 ($110,303).
The bike, originally delivered in Sweden and restored by Scandinavian Vincent expert Severt Bomberg, had won the best in show honors at the 2005 Vincent rally. It was estimated to sell for £75,000 to 80,000 ($90,000 to $103,660).
Many vehicles topped their pre-sale estimates, including a Harley-Davidson Sportster that tripled its pre-sale expectations when it sold for more than $9,900.
Also on the docket were some classic cars. Of them, a 1975 Jaguar XJS brought a round of applause when it sold for £40,000 (more than $51,000), four times its pre-sale estimate.