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1950 VINCENT 499CC COMET (LOT 409) SOLD by Auction

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  • £13,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1950
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Price £13,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Vincent
Model COMET
Year 1950
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 22-Jul-2020
Ref C1248248
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.

SALE TIMES
Friday 14 August Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 212) 10am
Saturday 15 August Motorcycles (Lot 301 - 462) 10am
Sunday 16 August Motorcycles (Morbidelli Collection) (Lot 501 - 704) 10am

VIEWING
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.

Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.

VIEWING TIMES
Wednesday 12 August 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 13 August 9am to 5pm
Friday 14 August 9am to 5pm
Saturday 15 August 9am to 5pm (Lots 501-704 only)

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register.

AUCTION ADDRESS
Hangar 113
Bicester Heritage
Buckingham Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 5HA


PROPERTY OF A DECEASED'S ESTATE
1950 VINCENT 499CC COMET (LOT 409)
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.

£13,000 - 17,000
€15,000 - 19,000

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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