M20 profit scheme

Published: 07:30AM Jun 7th, 2013
By: Web Editor
Your editorial and the article on the WD M20 BSA brought back a few memories
M20 profit scheme

In 1951 I was a 21-year-old draughtsman earning £9-15s a week. I had a number of bikes since I was 16 and on the basis of your editorial gradually getting better machines. By 1951 I had a 1936 Vincent Comet but heard of a 1950 Vincent Rapide for sale which I would like.

I also heard of an ex-Army M20 reconditioned and registered in September 1949 which had some front end damage and was for sale at £10. I bought this to raise further cash for the Vincent and quickly repaired the BSA with parts obtainable in those days. The second-hand frame and brand new forks were £4-15s from Russell Motors.

The BSA sold for £65, my Comet £75, all going towards the 1950 Vincent Rapide plus HP for a year. I had the Rapide until 2010 when it was sold as it was a little much for an 80-year-old. I still ride regularly on my vintage Scotts and hope to see you at the Irish Rally which will be my 23rd.

Do any of the above bikes still exist? 1936 Vincent Comet BNC586. 1949 BSA M20 KXF450.




Peter Maddox, via email

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