The last production Vincent, a 1955 Vincent Black Prince to be exact, will be auctioned off on March 1st by H&H Classic Auctions. It rolled off the line Friday, December 16th, 1955 and then everyone turned off the lights and headed for the pub to reminisce about better times, at least I can imagine them doing that, but whatever the case, this was it.
The fully enclosed bodywork may work well but Vincent engines are some of the best looking V-twins ever produced and I can’t say hiding it behind fiberglass did the marque any favors. From a functional standpoint, everything seemed well thought out but, though there may be demand for these bikes today, during the time they were being produced they were simply compared to the other bikes of the day and sometimes the comparison favored another brand. Funny how a bit of distance and hindsight changes our view.
Link: H&H Classic Auctions