1939 Vincent Series A Comet

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In 1934, Phil Vincent debuted a new OHV motor that would go on to power multiple models built by the famous brand that bore his name. At first, the 499cc single was utilized in the Meteor and the Comet, though over the years the company would focus more on the famous Rapide and its V-Twin motor. here’s one of the first year Comets offered by a seller that Bike-urious knows and trusts completely!

The owner is none other than https://www.bike-urious.com/guest-report-motos-at-vintage-revival-montlhery-2019/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Somer Hooker – I actually saw this bike in his basement in October 2018 when I was riding across the country.

This example (VIN: 1641) has a well documented history as the previous owner acquired it in 1955, using it as daily transportation in Louisiana. When Somer acquired it, “the only thing incorrect were the fenders (cheap alloy) and the tool box. Every nut and bolt were OEM! All the fittings were OEM! I acquired some good reproduction fenders and had most of the sheet metal repainted by noted Vincent paint man: Bones Cooper. The stainless side panels were polished out and the tank was painted. According to the late Gordon Powell of the VOC this was a red one (tank). The crank was found to be sound, the top-end redone, magneto rebuilt by Doug Wood and new wheels acquired from Central Wheel in UK. The old Dunlops were too rusted and not worth re-plating. It was featured in the AMCA newsletter when I had it at Bike Week in 2013? A lot of the mechanical bits interchange with the post-war bikes. The only thing that was not reconditioned was the Miller generator. Everyone said that its an exercise in futility. Besides, as we know a gentleman does not motor at night.

Find this Vincent for sale in Forest Hills, Tennessee with bidding up to $27,000 (unknown if the reserve has been met) here on Bring a Trailer.