1968 Velocette 192cc Vogue Frame no. To be advised Engine no. To be advised

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Lot 192
1968 Velocette 192cc Vogue
Registration no. JFX 532F Frame no. To be advised Engine no. To be advised

Sold for £ 3,450 (US$ 4,233) inc. premium
1968 Velocette 192cc Vogue
Registration no. JFX 532F
Frame no. To be advised
Engine no. To be advised
Launched in October 1948, as the 'motorcycle for everyman' Velocette's LE addressed the criticisms most-often levelled at motorcycles - that they were noisy, dirty, and needed special clothing to ride - achieving impressive levels of silence, comfort and practicality. Sadly, its arrival coincided with the start of the scooter boom and sales were disappointing. Nevertheless, and perhaps inspired by Ariel's successful Leader, Velocette took the concept a stage further in 1963, launching the faired and enclosed Vogue. Equipped with a new frame and distinctive twin-headlamp fairing, the Vogue handled well and was quieter, though no quicker, than its forebear. Production ceased in 1968. One of only 381 of its kind manufactured, and thus one of Veloce's rarer post-war models, this example has covered only 3,000 miles from new and is highly original in every respect apart from a modern battery. It had been stored for decades before emerging to be comprehensively serviced, taxed and MoT'd. Noteworthy original features include Lucas keys, radiator filler (which rarely survives) and the supplying dealer's plaque and key fob. The side panels' rubber grommets are still in place and the original tyres are still in good condition, although replacement is strongly advised before serious use. Said to run, ride and handle beautifully, the machine is offered with its original logbook, Swansea V5C and MoT/tax to 2011.

Saleroom notices

  • Frame No. 473/34 Engine. 473
1968 Velocette 192cc Vogue Frame no. To be advised Engine no. To be advised
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