1954 Vincent 48cc Firefly Cyclemotor Frame no. 24693GE Engine no. T05AB 57176

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Lot 353
1954 Vincent 48cc Firefly Cyclemotor
Registration no. XVS 168 Frame no. 24693GE Engine no. T05AB 57176

Sold for £ 4,370 (US$ 6,086) inc. premium
1954 Vincent 48cc Firefly Cyclemotor
Registration no. XVS 168
Frame no. 24693GE
Engine no. T05AB 57176
Seeking new products to ease its parlous financial situation, Vincent took over the production of electrical component manufacturer Miller's new cyclemotor in 1953. Known as the Firefly, this 48cc two-stroke unit was designed to fit beneath a bicycle's bottom bracket and drove the rear wheel via a roller. The latter was larger in diameter than many similar devices and was claimed to offer improved traction and reduced tyre wear. Vincent soon offered a complete machine, which featured a lady's-type open frame manufactured for them by Sun. The Firefly outlasted its more famous v-twin brethren, remaining in production until 1958. Fitted to a bicycle of unknown make, this Firefly must represent by far the cheapest route to Vincent ownership. The machine is offered with Swansea V5 and is sold strictly as viewed.
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1954 Vincent 48cc Firefly Cyclemotor Frame no. 24693GE Engine no. T05AB 57176
1954 Vincent 48cc Firefly Cyclemotor Frame no. 24693GE Engine no. T05AB 57176
1954 Vincent 48cc Firefly Cyclemotor Frame no. 24693GE Engine no. T05AB 57176
1954 Vincent 48cc Firefly Cyclemotor Frame no. 24693GE Engine no. T05AB 57176
1954 Vincent 48cc Firefly Cyclemotor Frame no. 24693GE Engine no. T05AB 57176
1954 Vincent 48cc Firefly Cyclemotor Frame no. 24693GE Engine no. T05AB 57176
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