Bonhams : 1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640 Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text) Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM

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Lot 521
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet
Registration no. NXA 316 Frame no. RC1/1/11640 Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text) Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM

Sold for £ 14,950 (US$ 19,274) inc. premium
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet
Registration no. NXA 316
Frame no. RC1/1/11640
Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text) Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
Rear frame no. RC1/1/11640

Effectively a Rapide v-twin minus its rear cylinder, the Series-C Vincent Comet built from 1948 to 1954 offered the same degree of refinement as its bigger brother, albeit with reduced performance. Even so, the Comet combined a 90mph potential with excellent fuel economy and was the ideal touring mount for the discerning rider who placed civility of manners and quality of construction above outright performance.

This Series-C Comet that was manufactured in May 1953 and delivered to Conway Motors in London. The Vincent Owners Club confirms that the engine over-stamping (the 7) is recorded in the factory records and corresponds with the engine crankcase mating numbers.

'NXA 316' was purchased by the vendor's father circa 1971 as a basket case. The Comet's restoration was finished during the summer of 2006, the engine being rebuilt with the help of Conway's. Last run approximately 10 years ago, the machine will require re-commissioning or further restoration before returning to the road. It should be noted that the fairing and headlamp are detached and that the rear lamp is missing. Accompanying documentation consists of two photographs taken in 1971; four photographs taken in March 1988; and a photocopy of the first V5 document dated 1984.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
1953 Vincent 499cc Series-C Comet Frame no. RC1/1/11640   Engine no. F5AB/2A/9740 (See Text)  Crankcase mating nos. 17MM / 17MM
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