Thud! The chairman of the Vincent Owners Club just fainted. The Black Shadow is one of the most hallowed and revered classic motorcycles, and one of the last you'd ever expect to be mentioned in the same sentence as the word custom. The eye watering cost of a donor bike and the potential impact on the future value would be far to off-putting for most, but not Simon Leake from Australia.
Return of the Café Racers have the full story over on their website and it's well worth a read, we just had to share it.
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