Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1954 Vincent 499cc Comet Series C Frame no. RC/1/12412 Rear frame no. RC/1/12412 Engine no. F5AB/2A/10512 Crankcase mating no. PP4

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Lot 230
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1954 Vincent 499cc Comet Series C
Registration no. UVK 711 (see text) Frame no. RC/1/12412 Rear frame no. RC/1/12412 Engine no. F5AB/2A/10512 Crankcase mating no. PP4

Sold for £ 18,975 (US$ 26,208) inc. premium
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection
1954 Vincent 499cc Comet Series C
Registration no. UVK 711 (see text)
Frame no. RC/1/12412 Rear frame no. RC/1/12412
Engine no. F5AB/2A/10512 Crankcase mating no. PP4
Vincent's first single-cylinder model of the post-war era appeared in 1948. The newcomer was offered in two forms initially: Series-B Meteor and Series-C Comet, both of 500cc. Apart from its Burman gearbox and 'missing' cylinder, the Comet followed Series-C twin lines, featuring the newly introduced Girdraulic front fork and hydraulic dampers at front and rear, while the Meteor retained the old Brampton girders. The Meteor was soon dropped but the Comet continued in production until 1954, offering 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. An expensive machine to produce, the Comet did not sell as well as its maker had hoped and was dropped when the Series-D range was introduced. This example comes with its original logbook, an expired MoT (1974), and a DoT letter dated 1984 linking the registration number 'UVK 711' to the machine; however that registration is not listed in either the HPI or DVLA database and thus the machine must be viewed as unregistered. The machine's mechanical condition is not known; accordingly, prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves with regard to its condition, completeness, correctness, or otherwise prior to bidding.

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Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1954 Vincent 499cc Comet Series C Frame no. RC/1/12412 Rear frame no. RC/1/12412 Engine no. F5AB/2A/10512 Crankcase mating no. PP4
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1954 Vincent 499cc Comet Series C Frame no. RC/1/12412 Rear frame no. RC/1/12412 Engine no. F5AB/2A/10512 Crankcase mating no. PP4
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1954 Vincent 499cc Comet Series C Frame no. RC/1/12412 Rear frame no. RC/1/12412 Engine no. F5AB/2A/10512 Crankcase mating no. PP4
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1954 Vincent 499cc Comet Series C Frame no. RC/1/12412 Rear frame no. RC/1/12412 Engine no. F5AB/2A/10512 Crankcase mating no. PP4
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 1954 Vincent 499cc Comet Series C Frame no. RC/1/12412 Rear frame no. RC/1/12412 Engine no. F5AB/2A/10512 Crankcase mating no. PP4
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