1962 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS14913 Engine no. VM4315
Lot 357
1962 Velocette 499cc Venom
Registration no. 512 AOW Frame no. RS14913 Engine no. VM4315
Sold for £6,325 (US$ 8,062) inc. premium

Lot Details
1962 Velocette 499cc Venom
Registration no. 512 AOW
Frame no. RS14913
Engine no. VM4315
Engine development pursued as part of the scrambles programme bore fruit in 1956 in the shape of the high-performance Venom and its 350cc sibling, the Viper. The MSS roadster's frame and forks were retained for the newcomers, but full-width alloy hubs were adopted to boost braking power and smart chromed mudguards fitted to enhance the models' sporting image. Produced until the end of Velocette production in 1971, the Venom represents the final glorious flowering of the traditional British sports single, and today these supremely well-engineered thoroughbreds are highly sought after. This particular Venom has been modified to approximately 'Clubman' specification, boasting a tachometer, rear-set footrests, swept-back exhaust pipe and an alloy fuel tank. Benefiting from a re-conditioned magneto and new clutch assembly (both fitted in 2011), the machine is described as in generally very good condition and offered with Swansea V5C, current MoT/tax and its original logbook. The original footrests, gear lever and centre stand are included in the sale.

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  • There is no tax disk on this machine.
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