1954 Velocette 498cc MSS
Registration no. OXM 406
Frame no. RS3931
Engine no. 10222
Announced in 1935, the MSS disappeared from Veloce Limited's range in 1948 while the company concentrated on the LE, reappearing in 1954 with a new swinging-arm frame and Hall Green's own telescopic front fork. Its engine too was updated, gaining 'square' bore and stroke dimensions of 86x86mm together with an alloy cylinder barrel and 'head.
This MSS was restored circa 1990 and comes with bills for the work. The current vendor purchased the machine from a well-known dealer in 2010, since when the crankcases have been replaced with a pair of new John Watson items and the engine reassembled with a new flywheels and main bearing assembly from Nick Payton. In addition, a bolt-up primary chaincase and new Amal Concentric carburettor have been fitted together with miscellaneous new parts from marque specialists Grove Classic Motorcycles (receipts available). Described as in generally good condition, this sensibly upgraded MSS is offered with history file, old-style logbook, current MoT and Swansea V5C document.