Well Worn – 1952 Vincent Comet Series C

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Post-Sale Update: After 18 bids on eBay, this Series C Comet sold for $25,000.

A single-cylinder evolution of the famous Rapide, the Vincent Comet was one of four models using the 499cc single engine. This is one of the Series C bikes, the final evolution of the breed. There was apparently one Series D bike built but it never made it to production.

Vincent Comet Series C - Front Right

The 499cc single engine was a stressed member of the frame and put out 28 horsepower thanks to an impressive (for the time) 7.3:1 compression ratio. Those ponies went through a four speed transmission and the bike was rounded out by Girdraulic front forks and rear suspension.

Vincent Comet Series C - Paperwork

This bike (VIN: RC10868CF) has 15,005 miles and is claimed to be extremely original. It’s numbers matching and the seller says everything works – it could be a daily rider if you’re feeling ambitious. Non-original parts include the seat (original included), ammeter (original included), fuel valves, oil filler plug, and the tires. This bike was originally registered in England and stayed there until 1961, at which point it was exported to the US. It was then stored until an auction in 1992, and then stored again till 2014. That’s when it was first registered in the US, and now it’s got a clear Florida title.

Find this Comet for sale in Ormond Beach, Florida with bidding up to $20,900 and the reserve not yet met