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STUNNING 1954 VINCENT BLACK SHADOW 998cc MOTORCYCL

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An incredibly rare 1954 Vincent ' Black Shadow ' 998cc motorcycle.

Registration: LOY 486.
Colour: Black
Engine No: F10AB1B10120
Frame No: RC12020B
Casing No: B91V

A stunning example of a Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle. 20,000 genuine miles, and fully registered with the Vincent Owner's Club. Matching frame numbers, and also matching casing numbers. Fitted with all the period extras - a hand operated centre stand, a rev counter, electronic ignition, uprated carbs, electric start, and very expensive rare four leading shoe brakes.

When launched in 1948 the Vincent Black Shadow Series C was arguably the most striking motorcycle in the world, and Vincents in general were regarded as the finest motorcycles of the time. It's well considered that all of the sublime motorcycles the British firm produced, the Black Shadow was considered the ultimate. Indeed founder Phillip Conrad Vincent decreed that the Black Shadow engine itself be black and with its stripped down look, it was the most revered machine of the postwar era. Shadows were so expensive to manufacture that Vincent actually sold them at a loss. Produced between 1949 and 1955, the C model was a tuned version of the earlier Vincent Rapide and was capable of over 120mph - an astonishing speed for the time. The 998cc V-Twin made 55bhp from its black enamel-finished engine and it had the handling and braking performance to match its brute power. LOY 486 has just surfaced from long term ownership. On first inspection of the Vincent it's clearly visible that the bike is a fine example - undergoing a full nut-and-bolt restoration at great expense and being well maintained. The mighty 998cc engine is holding strong compression and runs sweetly. With correct numbers and original registration number this example is the perfect choice for a collector. Very likely the best condition Black Shadow available in the world. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This motorcycle will not be available for viewing onsite. Viewing can be arranged prior to sale, for interested parties only (proof of spend may be required). Viewing strictly by prior arrangement and collection will be from an EX postcode. 

An incredibly rare 1954 Vincent ' Black Shadow ' 998cc motorcycle.

Registration: LOY 486.
Colour: Black
Engine No: F10AB1B10120
Frame No: RC12020B
Casing No: B91V

A stunning example of a Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle. 20,000 genuine miles, and fully registered with the Vincent Owner's Club. Matching frame numbers, and also matching casing numbers. Fitted with all the period extras - a hand operated centre stand, a rev counter, electronic ignition, uprated carbs, electric start, and very expensive rare four leading shoe brakes.

When launched in 1948 the Vincent Black Shadow Series C was arguably the most striking motorcycle in the world, and Vincents in general were regarded as the finest motorcycles of the time. It's well considered that all of the sublime motorcycles the British firm produced, the Black Shadow was considered the ultimate. Indeed founder Phillip Conrad Vincent decreed that the Black Shadow engine itself be black and with its stripped down look, it was the most revered machine of the postwar era. Shadows were so expensive to manufacture that Vincent actually sold them at a loss. Produced between 1949 and 1955, the C model was a tuned version of the earlier Vincent Rapide and was capable of over 120mph - an astonishing speed for the time. The 998cc V-Twin made 55bhp from its black enamel-finished engine and it had the handling and braking performance to match its brute power. LOY 486 has just surfaced from long term ownership. On first inspection of the Vincent it's clearly visible that the bike is a fine example - undergoing a full nut-and-bolt restoration at great expense and being well maintained. The mighty 998cc engine is holding strong compression and runs sweetly. With correct numbers and original registration number this example is the perfect choice for a collector. Very likely the best condition Black Shadow available in the world. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This motorcycle will not be available for viewing onsite. Viewing can be arranged prior to sale, for interested parties only (proof of spend may be required). Viewing strictly by prior arrangement and collection will be from an EX postcode. 

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Ample opportunity is given for inspection. Each purchaser, by making a bid for a lot, is deemed to have knowledge of all the Conditions of Sale and to have satisfied themselves as to the physical condition and accuracy of the description of the lot, including, but not restricted to, whether the lot is damaged or has been repaired. We offer packing and shipping quotes for all items worldwide, visit eastbristol.co.uk for details and pricing. For a specific overseas quote, please contact us.

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