Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O

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Lot 409
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet
Registration no. LKD 905 Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O

£ 13,000 - 17,000
US$ 17,000 - 22,000
Property of a deceased's estate
1950 Vincent 499cc Comet
Registration no. LKD 905
Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001
Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
The layout of the single-cylinder Vincent was almost identical to the twins, with the same 'frameless' cycle parts being employed for both types. The rear cylinder was replaced with a cast alloy beam, and the gearbox employed was the familiar Burman item, the older versions of which had been popular before the war, and would prove to be equally, if not more, popular after it. Announced in late 1948, the 'B' Meteor was joined soon after by the Comet in Series C form with Girdraulic forks, as opposed to the Brampton girders on the Meteor. The Meteor was a little less expensive than the Comet, but excepting the forks, there were few differences between the two. A 'matching numbers' bike, 'LKD 905' was purchased in 2017 by the deceased owner who used the bike every year thereafter, during summer months only, and in dry weather conditions, until 2017. When purchased, it was in much the same condition as we see today, having already had improvements such as indicators and the centre stand fitted. In 2014 the bike benefited from a rebuilt front wheel and replacement forks after the owner had an accident. Documentation comprises a current V5C, an old-type V5C, old-type V5, details of the original build from the VOC, a quantity of old MoTs, and sundry papers. Presently on SORN, the bike will need light re-commissioning and basic safety checks prior to use on the road by a new owner.

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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Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
Property of a deceased's estate,1950 Vincent 499cc Comet  Frame no. RC/1/7001 Rear Frame no. RC/1/7001 Engine no. F5AB/2A/5101 Crankcase nos. 66 O/66 O
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