Property of a deceased's estate,1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP1620 Engine no. GA1603

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Lot 104
Property of a deceased's estate,1930 Velocette 249cc GTP
Registration no. ASV 317 Frame no. GP1620 Engine no. GA1603

Sold for £ 3,450 (US$ 4,602) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP
Registration no. ASV 317
Frame no. GP1620
Engine no. GA1603
The first machine to bear the name 'Velocette' was a two-stroke, so called to differentiate it from the larger, four-stroke Veloce model, and the type was an almost permanent fixture of the Hall Green range up until WW2. Although dropped at the end of 1926, the two-stroke Velocette reappeared at the 1927 Motor Cycle Show as the heavily revised Model U (for 'Utility'). Some two years later it was superseded by a more advanced design, the GTP, which debuted at the Olympia Show in the autumn of 1929. Unlike many of its contemporaries, the GTP was not a 'built-to-a-price' utility model but a sporting lightweight of advanced design incorporating coil ignition and pumped lubrication controlled by the throttle. Early models had the three-speed hand-change gearbox, later ones the four-speed foot-change type, and all employed Velocette's characteristic slim-line clutch. The GTP remained in production up to 1940 but, sadly, Velocette's two-stroke line was not revived post-war.

Dating from the first year of production, and thus a Vintage-era motorcycle, this hand-change GTP was purchased by the vendor's late father in October 2006 from a Mr Roger Lovell of Exeter, its owner since 1984. Substantially, but not 100%, complete, the machine is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.

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Property of a deceased's estate,1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP1620 Engine no. GA1603
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