1951 Vincent 500Cc Comet
Manufactured in England.
ENGINE # F5AB/2A/6708 FRAME # RC18608
The Vincent Comet was designed and built at the Vincent works in Great North Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. It was one of four 500cc single models. As well as the sports Comet, Vincent produced a TT racing model, the Comet special (a TT model with lights) and the standard Vincent Meteor which shared my of the same cycle parts. The 500cc single cylinder high camshaft OHV, air cooled Vincent engine had a light alloy barrel and cylinder head with a cast iron liner, backbone type combined frame and oil tank, the engine acting as a stressed member of the frame, and most other components in common with the post war twin cylinder models. Unlike the twins, it had a Burman BAP four speed gearbox held by a vertical piece of cast aluminium, which mated with the backbone fame it shared with the twin models. Start and run well, it has seen only a few miles since restoration and is presented in good condition.