Lightning

Discussion in 'Vincent' started by Buellingvincent, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Buellingvincent

    Buellingvincent

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    I'm sure most of you already know this. The price paid for this Vincent surely is breath taking. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24509/lot/131/

    Makes you think the German Lightning on sale (no. 2) is rather cheap, about half that price.

    /Patrik
     
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  2. acotrel

    acotrel

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    When Tony McAlpine raced that bike at Bathurst, most of the other bikes in the race were 500cc Manx Nortons, a Vincent has twice the capacity - so should do something. In Victoria, Arthur Pimm used to race a Vincent motor in a featherbed frame - he also won a lot of races. However in effect, it is stupid stuff. There was always a reason that most road races were run in capacity classes. The Unlimited Class was always stupid - it proves nothing. - I'd buy one of Hinton's works' Manxes before I'd buy that Vincent.
     
  3. cehenard

    cehenard VIP MEMBER

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    Sep 29, 2014
    I can't believe you wouldn't buy this. I'm thinking you're just cheap.
    Charlie
     

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