Thanks to Dick DeBuse
This restored Comet is a one-owner scooter repainted in original colors
Comet at Hershey
at Dennis Carpenter's Museum Charlotte, NC 2009
Comet scooter bones
Comet at Mid America Auction
1948 Comet 600 Scooter
Comet's on eBay
Comet 705 on American Pickers
by Dick DeBuse
purchased this Comet scooter several years ago and the seller thought it was a 1938 model. After some research I believe the bike to instead be a 1047 model but I'm hoping someone from your organization can provide any further information regarding the particular model of Comet, the number of surviving unit (a guess) and perhaps a value estimate. As far as some details, the engine is a 1.5 HP Clinton Model 700AS and there is, what seems to be, a casting date on the block indicating a 4/21/47 date of manufacture??) The scooter runs like a top and I just replaced the chain, clutch, choke and throttle cables to make her roadworthy. I'm looking forward to taking a few rides and then I'll be putting her up for sale so that someone else can enjoy her
As it turns out, I discovered that I have a model 805 "pickup" after looking at the brochure a little more closely. I also got luck by finding an auction lot listing for the 2009 Mid America motorcycle auction in Las Vegas in which a 1947 Comet model 805 was successfully sold for $5,100. The lot listing stated it was one of 3 known machines in existence and claimed to be the only complete one known. So, it appears that I have mysterious "4th" 805 in existence and mine is complete with the exception of the air cleaner. I did notice however that the description lists it as having a Briggs and Stratton engine while mine has a Clinton which looks like it's original to the machine. I'd be curious to see if Dick might know of any instances/timeframes where there may have been different engine combinations used. Scott Marshal Charlotte, NC.
1946 Comet Modle 600 "Supercycle"
For information on this scooter email Jerry Perkins Jperk930@aol.com
1952 Comet Barn Find