c.1958 Velocette Valiant,
Lot 6
1958 Velocette 192cc Valiant Frame no. 1717133 Engine no. V200 1751
Sold for £1,380 (US$ 2,143) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1958 Velocette Valiant,
1958 Velocette 192cc Valiant
Registration no. 397 EAR
Frame no. 1717133
Engine no. V200 1751
A sports version of Velocette's LE must have seemed improbable but nevertheless the Hall Green firm went ahead with the idea, launching the Valiant in 1957. More conventional than its progenitor, the Valiant boasted a tubular frame, air cooling, overhead valves, twin carburettors and a four-speed, foot-change gearbox but was otherwise mechanically almost identical to the LE. Visually, it could not have been more different but the Valiant was expensive for a machine that was not a full 250 and sales were disappointing.

This example was purchased by the vendor's father circa 1973 together with the other Valiant in the sale (Lot 7), the seller having decided that he fancied one of the new Honda 125s. Accompanying documentation consists of old/current Swansea V5/V5C documents and continuation logbook (issued 1969) listing the vendor's father as the third of only three owners recorded.

Saleroom notices

  • Frame number 1717/33 Engine number 200/24994
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