c.1938 Velocette 349cc MAC
Registration no. TAS 828
Engine no. MAC 9907
In 1933 Veloce Limited augmented its existing range of overhead-camshaft roadsters with an overhead-valve 250: the MOV. Designed by Eugene Goodman, 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 engine'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 was registered in the UK (in May 2003) with the non-transferable number 'TAS 828' and comes with Swansea V5 document. The machine was purchased at a 'feria' (market) in Irun on the Spanish/French border.
- The frame number for this lot should read 3009.
The engine number for this lot should read MAC9907.