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11 November 2020
( 180 days ago )
Florissant, Teller County, Colorado, 80000, United States of America

This is an oustanding example of the legendary Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle. These rare bikes are always included among the top 3 iconic British classics. This bike has the correct serial numbers: F10AB/1B/4257 engine; and RC6157B frame – in two locations. It also has original, matching casting numbers (GG35) on its major castings. It has original, correct carbs (type #289) in excellent condition. Ignition is via a rare KVFTT manual advance magneto, which drives a rare Smiths RC115 tach (with yellow graphics) as used on Black Lightening race bikes (only 33 made). It has a modern Alton 12 volt alternator, and a modern V3 multiplate clutch. An after-market center stand (easily removable) is fitted. A modern, effective, breather system with “armored” lines is shown in the photos; but, actually, “tucked away”. The present seat is newly re-covered – to correct specification. The tool kit is present, but missing a few items. Also fitted is a special oil On-Off system with a premium quality brass ball valve. This system has 2 electrical circuits: (1) green LED to show On or Off; and (2) an electrical “interlock” that prevents starting if oil valve is off (essentially a magneto kill circuit). The original carbs are in near – new condition; so I have always used them for riding. The bike has approximately 700 miles since rebuild. It is verified to be authentic by The Vincent Owners Club: (1) factory build sheet; (2) factory road rest sheet; and (3) import documents to the U.S. It is definately the “real deal”. Other items of interest: (1) has original KVF auto-advance mag (like new); modern BTH elctronic mag; (2) original stock clutch; (3) original Miller 6 volt generator; (4) several hundred miscellaneous spares; (5) 2 mag shield cowls are not shown, but are included; and (6) many parts and receipts. With all the original parts, mentioned above, the bike could be converted back to original, stock condition, if desired. The new “stuff” is merely for riding ease. There were only about 1,700 made from 1948 to 1955. I would be happy to answer any questions. Call 719-748-3011 or email me.