Vincent Comet

Manufacturer:
Vincent
Model:
Comet C
Condition:
Excellent (3)
Engine:
500cc
Year:
1951
Price:
£19,950

A truly excellent example of  Vincent’s model C Comet, first registered on 19th May 1951 and still retaining all original numbers; frames, engine and registration. This one is particularly unusual in that it comes with a full ownership history in the form of original and duplicate RF60 Log Books, VOC Official Machine Dating Certificate, factory Works Order Form, Road Test Report, Despatch Check Sheet and Completion Note. And a V5C of course, confirming in this case that it has been in the same family ownership (father and son) since 1975 and stating only one former keeper. The RF60s tell the true story of four former keepers, originally from West Sussex then Kent before moving to Berkshire in 1975. This machine hasn’t had a restoration as such, at least not since 1975, but it has been treated to some new paint and mudguards judging by the condition and it has been very well looked after and very little used. Recent maintenance expenses are recorded in the document file and include new tyres, dynamo, solid state regulator and rebuilt magneto, lots of parts all from the VOC including a spiral baffled new “silencer”. The engine starts easily and as you can hear idles beautifully. This is well set up and ready to ride. Performance is strong, mechanically quiet and smoke free so we’re guess it had a very competent rebuild just prior to 1975 and it’s really hardly been used since. Just guessing but it has the look and feel of something that is “right”. Standard spec throughout with the notable exceptions of a lack of gold pinstripe on the tank and it looks like the seat may have been raised slightly. Not many this honest to be honest.

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