1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Clubman
Registration no. 41 TPL
Frame no. RS15792
Engine no. VM4801
In 1960 Velocette introduced 'Clubman' versions of the Venom and Viper, which featured a raised compression ratio, Amal TT carburettor, 'racing' magneto, rear-set footrests and a close-ratio gearbox among many other improvements. Produced until the end of Velocette production in 1971, the Venom in its various guises represents the final glorious flowering of the traditional British sports single, and today these supremely well-engineered thoroughbreds are highly sought after.
Its accompanying original logbook shows that this Venom Clubman was sold new via Edwards Motors (Dorking) Ltd and remained in the Home Counties into the 1970s. The machine was acquired by the current vendor in January 2006 and subsequently fully restored to museum standard by Wesley Wall, restorer to the National Motorcycle Museum. Finished and MoT'd in February 2011, it has remained unused since then and is presented in commensurately excellent condition. The machine is offered with sundry restoration invoices totalling over £10,000, expired MoT/tax (February 2012) and Swansea V5C.