Property of a deceased's estate
c.1965 Velocette 499cc Venom Project
Registration no. EHW 797C (see text)
Frame no. RS18613
Engine no. VM6147
Engine development pursued as part of the scrambles programme bore fruit in the shape of the high-performance Venom and its 350cc sibling, the Viper, which were launched at the 1956 Motorcycle Show. 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. It is not known when the deceased owner acquired this totally dismantled Venom, or what state it was in at the time of acquisition. Noteworthy features include alloy wheel rims (optional on the Clubman model), a Thruxton-style twin-leading-shoe front brake and an Amal Concentric carburettor. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to the machine's completeness or otherwise prior to bidding. An attached note lists the registration number as 'EHW 797C' but there are no actual registration documents with this Lot.