1963 Velocette 500cc Venom Engine no. VM5600
Lot 424
c.1960 Velocette 499cc Venom Clubman Frame no. RS14015 Engine no. VM5600
Sold for €9,200 (US$ 11,302) inc. premium

Lot Details
1963 Velocette 500cc Venom Engine no. VM5600 1963 Velocette 500cc Venom Engine no. VM5600
c.1960 Velocette 499cc Venom Clubman
Registration no. 5156 VG 61
Frame no. RS14015
Engine no. VM5600
Produced until the end of Velocette production in 1971, the Venom and Viper in their various guises represent the final glorious flowering of the traditional British sports single, and today these supremely well-engineered thoroughbreds are highly sought after. In 1960 Velocette had 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. Both during production and after it ceased, Venoms and Vipers were upgraded by their owners to broadly 'Clubman' specification. This example is one such example, featuring a swept-back/raised exhaust system, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footrests, single 'racing' seat and a nosecone fairing. The machine is offered with French Carte Grise normale. It should be noted that the dynamo drive cover is missing.

Footnotes

  • Velocette 499 cm3 Venom Clubman c.1960
    Immatriculation n° 5156 VG 61
    Cadre n° RS14015
    Moteur n° VM5600

    Fabriquées jusqu'à la fin des productions Velocette en 1971, la Venom et la Viper représentent sous leurs diverses formes le bouquet final des grandes « monos » britanniques sportives traditionnelles et ces pur-sang aux mécaniques raffinées sont activement recherchées aujourd'hui. En 1960, Velocette introduisit les versions « Clubman » des Venom et Viper dotées d'un rapport de compression supérieur, d'un carburateur Amal, d'une magnéto « course », de repose-pieds reculés et d'une boîte à rapports courts, entre autres améliorations. Ces deux types de machine, pendant la production et après l'arrêt de celle-ci, furent sans cesse raffinées par leur propriétaire en les rapprochant du niveau « Clubman ». C'est le cas de cet exemplaire caractérisé par son échappement cintré et relevé, ses poignées bracelets, ses repose-pieds reculés, sa selle « solo » type course et son carénage en cône. Cette moto est proposée avec sa carte grise française normale. (On notera l'absence du couvercle d'entraînement de dynamo.)

Saleroom notices

  • La machine est vendue avec son certificat d'immatriculation, mais pas la carte grise comme indiquée au catalogue. The machine is offered with a Certificat d'immatriculation, not a Carte Grise as stated in the catalogue.
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