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Vincent White Shadow for sale

mg251

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Vincent white shadow for sale!!!!!!!!

There is a 1949 Vincent White Shadow coming up for sale soon. It is a 1000cc model and one of only 15 produced. It was restored in 1980 using mainly original components and a few parts from other Vincents where required. It has covered less than 5000 miles since a full engine rebuild and has recently been fitted with a new seat, mudguards, handlebars, exhaust system and silencer. It has also had some recent paintwork and comes with a fresh MOT. It will be in Richard Edmonds Vintage Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia auction at Castle Combe racing circuit on Saturday 30th June. If you are interested you can call Richard on 07793 363139 or visit their website to see the sale catalogue which will be online around 2 weeks before the sale date. Thought this info may be of interest to one of the members.
 
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A-BCD

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Well, they certainly know all about Vincents !! This from their March sale catalogue:

The Vincent Comet was developed from the Vincent Rapide by Australian engineer Phil Irving in 1935 and was one of four 499cc single cylinder models. The Comet was fitted with many components common with post-war twin cylinder models including 'backbone' type combined frame and oil tank, and it shared a compression ratio with the Black Shadow. All Comet models also had both front and rear suspension with damping at a time when most manufacturers had only front suspension.

The current owner of this bike purchased the bike from a late friend's widow, and the friend had owned the machine for a number of years, following a period of 'Rapide' ownership, which was found to be too powerful and not as 'user friendly'.
 
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