I'll move us along - this just showed up a couple of days ago - its dirty, it has a marginal repaint, but it's the real deal and I feel very fortunate to find this one.
I bought it from the widow of a man who has owned it since 1978. It has a little over 14000 miles on it and was ridden it's whole life up until last fall when the owner passed away unexpectedly (I did not discuss the circumstances with the widow) There are very few parts that are not original on the bike. I plan to clean it up, replace some of the non-original parts and try my hand at riding it. But it's pretty demanding to fold onto so I have no idea how I'll get on with it. Eventually, I'll likely do a partial cosmetic restoration but that's not decided at this time. This is really a once in a lifetime dream bike for me - This is my Vincent black shadow.Great bike flynbulldog, it looks to be very original. Best engine ever made!