1955 VINCENT SERIES D BLACK SHADOW FITTED WITH BLACK PRINCE ENCLOSURES — luxury vehicle For Sale






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Fixed price: 
£35.000.00
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Last update: 
03.05.2016
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Model: 
BLACK SHADOW WITH BLACK PRINCE ENCLOSURES
Item Location: 
Calne, United Kingdom
Type: 
Tourer
Exterior Color: 
Black
Customised Features: 
Bodywork/Fairing, Mirrors, Rear lights/Indicators
Engine Size: 
998
Transmission: 
Four-speed manual
Start Type: 
Kick start
Drive Type: 
Belt
MOT Expiry: 
05/2015
V5 Registration Document: 
Present
Date of 1st Registration: 
17/05/1955
Mileage: 
180
Year: 
1955










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Description for luxury vehicle 1955 VINCENT SERIES D BLACK SHADOW FITTED WITH BLACK PRINCE ENCLOSURES

1955 VINCENT SERIES D BLACK SHADOW WITH BLACK PRINCE ENCLOSURES. 


This is one of the final series (the Series D) 1000cc twins that Vincent made before the factory closed down in 1955. In all, only about 535 Series D machines were made - the enclosed models accounting for about half of this total.

This Series D is a little special, and has been rebuilt/refurbished (all parts bills available) by marque specialists, and has done less than 200 miles since. It started life as an open Series D Black Shadow when I found it in the early 70's and is now powered by an earlier 1952 Rapide engine which I believe to be to Shadow spec. 

It has matching front and rear frame numbers although a NOS head lug was fitted during the rebuild while the original was checked over – just haven’t got round to refitting it! Both come with the bike so you will have a very rare (and expensive!) spare, just in case! 


Primary drive is by toothed belt to a Norton-AMC gearbox with a Commando dry diaphragm clutch (the 'special' bit). Front brakes are Black Prince ribbed drums.


Electrics are 12 volt (LED rear light - to be seen!), sparks are reconditioned Lucas KVF magneto and carbs are 30mm Concentric Mk1's. 

A new screen and Akront flangeless alloy rims are fitted (complete new wheels supplied by Maughan's) and it has a set of detachable touring panniers (see pictures). It also has a roll-on centre stand and prop stand. Dual seat cover is leather over a new interior and new fibreglass base. Frame/forks/enclosures have been re-coated/resprayed/relined as new.

All MoT's since rebuild are available - the last ending in 2015 at 169 miles. Mileage now is only 180 since rebuild.  


It is regularly started and run to temperature but currently running a bit lumpy, probably due to sitting and non-use (see above), so some recommissioning/fettling (eg post rebuild adjustments) will be necessary. 

Advancing years and health are the reasons for sale and price reflects the slightly non-standard nature of the beast!

For payment I will only accept bank electronic funds transfer by UK BACS, so if you can't do this please don't get interested.


I will sell to buyers outside the UK as long as electronic funds transfer is the payment method and you organise crating/shipping at your cost and risk.


Located in N. Wiltshire, UK.







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