1951 Vincent Black Shadow Series C 998 cc. Touring — SALE PENDING

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Buy it Now Price: SALE PENDING Price Range: $98,500 to $101,750 Inquire About this Motorcycle

Overview

This 1951 Vincent Black Shadow Series C 998cc is exceptionally original throughout and looks marvelous with buckets of character. It is in very rare original condition having not been fully restored unlike the majority of Black Shadows out there. The frame, engine, and crank case numbers have been checked by a Vincent expert and the VOC and are confirmed to be all matching & original stampings. It also retains its original transferable registration ( LYW 755).

Records indicate that it was dispatched to Humphreys of London on the 19th of May 1951. The last owner of this example had owned the bike for 60 years before coming into our possession. The Vincent has just been sympathetically and carefully recommissioned for future use . The only cosmetics that needed attention were the petrol tank which has been professionally restored, the seat recovered, and new wiring loom fitted. To note it’s also been fitted with stainless steel rims and spokes at some point.

The Speedo was rebuilt in 1966 and now shows only 1088 miles! Comes with lots of paperwork including old green card continuation log book, V5C, riders handbook, instruction manual, spares lists, Conways receipts, and original rear panier rack and handlebar mirror; not fitted.

The bike starts, runs, and rides very well with a smooth, powerful motor. It is very rare to find a Shadow this original that hasn’t been restored or molested!

A very rare find and a great investment in today’s economy as a proven collectible!

MILEAGE: 1008 Kilometers showing in the working clock.

PAINT: This is an original paint motorcycle with excellent patina. Paint takes a great sheen and has a few blemishes as a survivor. Check the pictures carefully.

SHEET METAL: Sheet metal is in excellent condition with minimal dings, no dents. It is excellently fit from the factory. The petrol tank has been professionally restored to make it fit for service. Ding noted rear portion of front fender portion.

CHROME: The chrome on the bike is factory original and shows signs of use with some surface rust evident an some minor pitting in some of the surfaces.

MECHANICAL: This motorcycle runs and rides as designed. It starts well and is smooth through the gears. Records indicate it has been serviced correctly and is road worthy.

WHEELS & TIRES: Rims are stainless steel with stainless nipples.
Front tire: Serviceable. New tires will be installed upon sale if requested.
Rear tire:  Serviceable. New tires will be installed upon sale if requested.

TITLE:  DVLA
Engine: F10AB/1B/6855
Frame: Top RC/8755B matching

VALUE GUIDE VALUATIONS:

NADA: NADA Vakue Guide 1951 Vincent Black Shadow
Excellent:         $117,295
Very Good:      $ 67,650
Good:              $ 32,570

Hagerty Value Guide: Hagerty Value Guide 1951 Vincent Black Shadow
Concours:       $128,000
Excellent:        $ 93,500
Good:             $ 66,000

ACCESSORIES: 

— Comes with lots of paperwork including old green card continuation logbook, V5C, riders handbook, instruction manual, spares lists, Conways receipts, and original rear panier rack and handlebar mirror; not fitted.

— This Bike has available a touring tank and touring handlebars.  Buyer can opt for this change if requested.

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