1939 Velocette 349cc MAC
Lot 532
1939 Velocette 349cc MAC
£2,500 - 2,800
US$ 4,200 - 4,700
Lot Details
1939 Velocette 349cc MAC
Frame no. GMX 416
Engine no. MAC 11845
In 1933 Veloce Limited augmented its overhead-camshaft range with an overhead-valve 250 - the MOV. The newcomer’s engine was a ‘high camshaft’ design with enclosed valves, and in addition the compact and sprightly machine featured a four-speed gearbox equipped with the company’s new foot-change mechanism. The following year an overhead-valve 350 built along MOV lines appeared; this was the long-stroke MAC, subsequently bored out to create the 500 MSS. By lengthening the stroke it was possible to use the MOV’s top end almost unaltered, thus saving on production costs. The 250’s cycle parts were likewise retained for the MAC, which with its greater power yet scarcely increased weight, was a worthy rival to Hall Green’s more expensive overhead-camshaft K-Series models. This pre-war MAC has been updated with the Dowty Oleomatic air-sprung telescopic forks fitted by Velocette to its roadster range from 1948. Offered for restoration, the machine benefits from a repainted fuel tank and comes with a new silencer, while the vendor advises us that ‘all parts are there.’ Sold strictly as viewed, the machine is offered with old-style logbook and Swansea V5 registration document.
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