1951 Vincent Comet

Photos provided by the vendor


  • Rebuild completed by Vincent Motorcycles Ltd in 2015
  • Extensive documented restoration, down to the bespoke underseat toolbox
  • Certified authentic by Vincent
  • Presently with only three previous owners, fostering an unbroken lineage

The Appeal

Think Vincent Motorcycles, and the Comet Series C is an unforgettable piece in their rich tapestry of history. This 1951 model embodies the reputed quality, unadulterated power, and innovative design that Vincent perpetuated throughout the years.

The Comet Series C, a single cylinder motorbike with intrinsic character and a torquey engine, elicits a sense of awe among collectors and enthusiasts alike. Its appeal lies not just in its commanding presence, but also in the craftsmanship that echoes through each rev of the engine, and every gleam of its paintwork.

The History and Paperwork

  • Last MOT exemption, eliminating worries about expiry
  • Indicated mileage of 4,573; however, it's important to note this is not believed to be accurate
  • Enclosed new and old log books for reference
  • Received a certificate of authenticity from Vincent, highlighting its genuine pedigree

The Exterior

  • Bodywork in a remarkable condition - kudos to meticulous preservation
  • Fresh paintwork mirroring a showroom shine, void of any flaws

The Mechanics

  • Mechanically at its prime, functioning without any hitches
  • Benefitted from a comprehensive rebuild by Vincent in 2015
  • Newly fitted Series D Comet centre stand, enhancing its originality


In essence, it's not just a 1951 Vincent Comet Series C you're setting your sights on. You're buying a part of history, a mechanical art piece restored painstakingly to reflect its original glory. This motorbike, with its beautifully done bodywork and paint, topped with a complete mechanical rebuild, demands to be cherished.

Add in the bonus of verified authenticity from Vincent and you've got yourself a machine that's just as extraordinary as its heritage. This is more than a classic, it's a timeless treasure waiting to join your collection, continuing its story, one mile at a time.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1951
  • Make Vincent
  • Model Series-C Comet
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 4,673 Miles
  • Engine size 500
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bradford On Avon
  • Location Wiltshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 7 bidders
  • al•••• £15,250 09/10/23
  • ro•••• £15,000 09/10/23
  • Pa•••• £14,500 07/10/23
  • ne•••• £14,000 06/10/23
  • Mr•••• £13,000 05/10/23
  • al•••• £12,500 04/10/23
  • ne•••• £12,000 04/10/23
  • ar•••• £9,000 04/10/23
  • jp•••• £6,000 04/10/23
  • ne•••• £5,000 04/10/23
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