1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19293 Engine no. VMT 879 C

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Lot 315
1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton
Registration no. LMO 86E Frame no. RS19293 Engine no. VMT 879 C

Sold for £ 16,675 (US$ 20,966) inc. premium
1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton
Registration no. LMO 86E
Frame no. RS19293
Engine no. VMT 879 C
'Prestige machine of the pushrod range was the Venom Thruxton 500. It incorporated all the accumulated experience gained in the years the Venom Clubman has been raced in long-distance events, plus the development of the 12 and 24-hour record breaker.' – C E A 'Titch' Allen, The Velocette Saga.

Production race successes, notably in the Thruxton 500 Mile event prompted Veloce Ltd to adopt that name for their newly introduced top-of-the-range sports roadster in 1964. Based on the existing Venom, the Thruxton featured a tuned engine with revised big-valve cylinder head, Amal GP carburettor, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footrests and a twin-leading-shoe front brake as standard equipment. Although the Thruxton took its name from the eponymous Hampshire racing circuit, arguably its finest hour came in 1967 when Manxman Neil Kelly won the '500' class in the Isle of Man TT's Production race, newly introduced for that year.

Although much admired by the café racing fraternity, the Thruxton's necessarily high price limited its appeal to a select handful of wealthy connoisseurs. It is thought that as few as 1,100 were made by the factory (with a further 55-60 assembled from parts by main dealers) and today the Thruxton is one of the most sought after of post-war Velocettes.

This particular Thruxton was purchased from the previous owner in Hartlepool in 2001 and has been ridden in several classic motorcycling events including on the Isle of Man during the TT and Manx Grand Prix weeks. We are advised that it has been kept fully maintained as part of the owner's private collection of classic cars and motorcycles and has been ridden in rotation with the other machines. Described as in generally good condition, this beautiful Thruxton is offered with current MoT/tax, V5C registration document and Thruxton Register dating letter. This letter states that both the engine and frame are original Thruxton, though they did not start life in the same machine, having been brought together by Velocette main agent Ralph Seymour in the mid/late 1970s.

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1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19293 Engine no. VMT 879 C
1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19293 Engine no. VMT 879 C
1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19293 Engine no. VMT 879 C
1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19293 Engine no. VMT 879 C
1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19293 Engine no. VMT 879 C
1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19293 Engine no. VMT 879 C
1967 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19293 Engine no. VMT 879 C
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