Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696

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Lot 285
Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton
Registration no. SHN 306F Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696

Sold for £ 24,150 (US$ 33,331) inc. premium
Property of a deceased estate
1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton
Registration no. SHN 306F
Frame no. RS19566
Engine no. VMT 696
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 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 matching-numbers Thruxton was supplied new by The Kart House of Darlington to Norman Robson of Crook, County Durham. The late owner, only its second in almost 50 years, acquired the machine some 25 years ago and meticulously restored it to its present 'as new' condition. Completed some ten years ago, the Thruxton has been run and exhibited at shows all over the Northeast of England. The machine is offered with its original logbook, Velocette Thruxton Machine Register letter and a V5C registration document.

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Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696
Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696
Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696
Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696
Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696
Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696
Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696
Property of a deceased estate,1968 Velocette 499cc Venom Thruxton Frame no. RS19566 Engine no. VMT 696
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