1955 Velocette MSS project Frame no. 5522 Engine no. 11191
Lot 426
Property of a deceased's estate,c.1955 Velocette 498cc MSS Project Frame no. see text Engine no. MSS11191
Sold for £1,840 (US$ 2,953) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate
c.1955 Velocette 498cc MSS Project
Frame no. see text
Engine no. MSS11191
The third of Velocette's overhead-valve, high-camshaft, single-cylinder designs, the 500cc MSS was announced in 1935, its engine being housed in a new frame derived from that of the racing KTT. The model 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 along with an alloy cylinder barrel and 'head. It is not known when the deceased owner acquired this totally dismantled MSS, or what state it was in at the time of acquisition. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to the machine's completeness or otherwise prior to bidding. There are no documents with this Lot and it should be noted that there is a shallow dent partially obscuring the frame number.
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