1951 Vincent Black Shadow on 2040-motos
Vincent Black Shadow description
I have owned this Vincent since 1967. It is the last of six Vincents I have owned and the last motorcycle from my collection of British bikes which included Ariels, Triumphs, BSA, etc. I am now almost 84 years old, it's time to let someone else appreciate it. It is a series C with a 1955 D engine. Modifications include the following:
*Conversion to 12v w/ 150 Watt Alton generator
*Boyer Bransden electronic ignition
*Brembo hydraulic rear disc brake (Ducati)
*genuine leather covered seat
* 5 inch Smiths tachometer (matches speedometer)
* Amal high performance Mark II carburetors
It comes with original underseat tool tray and tools. Also some miscellaneous spares, books, manuals, etc. This bike is featured in the novel GREASED LIGHTNING, THE HOLY GRAIL OF MOTORCYCLES, written and published by me, the author, a signed copy of which goes with it. It is in running condition. To my knowledge the engine has never been torn down.
On Mar-04-16 at 08:53:13 PST, seller added the following information:
On Mar-04-16 at 09:01:41 PST, seller added the following information:
Regarding Shipping WE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET THE BIKE TO A SHIPPING POINT CLOSE TO US.BOSTON,NY,NJ OR PENN.I HAVE USED SHIPMYBIKE FOR SEVERAL OF MY PREVIOUS BIKES THAT WERE CARGO AND THREE WERE FLOWN TO EUROPE.PLEASE ONLY SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.
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