Bidders aiming to land a Meteor at Netley auction
A rare 1939 Vincent HRD Meteor – estimated at more than £50,000 – is one of the star motorcycles set for the Charterhouse Auction at our upcoming Carole Nash Eurojumble.
The fascinating example has undergone a complete restoration with additions such as TT racing handlebars, a TT petrol tank and TT mudguards; some of these finishing touches being completed by none other than Sammy Miller.
Charterhouse’s head of motorcycling Matthew Whitney said: “This was one of the final Series A Meteors built as Vincent ceased production of the model on the outbreak of the Second World War.
“It was a very quick machine in its day, capable of nearly 90 miles-per-hour – almost twice as fast as the average family saloon.”
During its 77 years, this machine appears to have had just a few owners, one of which was English engineer and inventor Alex Moulton who bought it in 1947. He used the Vincent as a test bed for his prototype rubber to metal rear suspension system which was tested in Motor Cycle magazine in November that year.
The sale of classic and vintage motorcycles takes place on Friday, September 2, and is part of the two-day motorcycle autojumble at Netley Marsh near Southampton.
For more information on the event, including discount advance ticket details, visit classicbikeshows.com