1951 Vincent Black Shadow Vincent Black Shadow Series C for sale $79,995
This 1951 Vincent Black Shadow has been in the family since 1991 and was originally rebuilt in the early 90’s by my father, the exhaust fitting had been modified and stubs fitted to the exhaust ports at some point and he kept that system on the bike.
When running it kept blowing the pipes off and so it was put away for another day and ended
up standing for 23yrs. In 2015 I pulled the heads off it and sent them to Maughans to have the exhaust ports put back to standard. At that time I decided to do a complete rebuild and fully stripped the bike down and it had a full repaint and engine rebuild. It has new bearings, cams, followers, piston rings, valves, guides, springs, large idler, tires, rims, spokes, chains, cables and silencer.
The exhaust and several other pieces where rechromed, carbs overhauled and the electrical system was upgraded to 12 volt using the original miller dynamo and a modern DVR2 regulator. The ignition system is a new electronics BTH mag and so far I have done 200 mis on it since it was registered without any issues. I’m trying to put more miles on it and it’s running great. It is in original trim with standard carbs etc and is a genuine Shadow with the engine from August 1951 and the frame from July 1951.
I registered the bike in the UK in 2013 and the numbers were verified by the VOC ( I am a club member) at that time. It was shipped to the USA in 2016 and then was rebuilt. I have come to the conclusion I can only ride 1 bike at a time and so have decided to sell it so that someone else can enjoy it. I have set a sensible reserve price. The bike is located in Reno, NV and a deposit of $1000 is required from the buyer within 24 hours with the balance via a bank transfer or cashiers check. Please contact me with any questions and to arrange viewing. Ready to ride away.
On September-19-20 at 11:09:11 PDT, seller added the following info: Just completed 200 mis and it’s running great with no issues.
Type: Motorcycles Classic
Location: Reno Nevada