Vincent Black Shadow Restoration of a Vincent Black Shadow
Vincent Black Shadow

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  • Make/Model Vincent Black Shadow
  • Year 1951
  • Capacity 998cc
  • Engine 1951 Series C Vincent Black Shadow
  • Fuel/Ignition Amal 1 1/8" / Lucas magneto
  • Frame N/A
  • Suspension Standard Vincent
  • Wheels/Tyres 20" front 19" rear Avon Speedmaster mk2

£POA for similar spec machine.

This original 1951 Black Shadow arrived in a wheel barrow and several box's, after spending the last 30 years in the owners garage. We were asked to restore it to its former glory.
It was mostly disassembled and in poor condition, but nearly all parts were present.
Everything was stripped, cleaned, checked and counted and then either plated, painted or repaired and then the painstaking job of putting it all back together could begin.

It took more than 350 hours to complete, not including work that was outsourced such as professional restoration of the speedo, vapour blasting, powder coating of cycle parts and stove enamelling of the engine parts.

It was a mammoth task but very satisfying to see the end result and to have helped put an original Vincent Black Shadow back on the road again.

We can build you a bike, based on this Vincent, or supply new Vincent engines and Vincent parts

Please get in touch if you are interested.

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