1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712

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Lot 405
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP
Registration no. EL 1689 Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712

Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,548) inc. premium
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP
Registration no. EL 1689
Frame no. GP928
Engine no. GA712
The first machine to bear the name 'Velocette' was a two-stroke, so called to differentiate it from the larger, four-stroke Veloce, and the type was an almost permanent fixture of the Hall Green range until WW2. The ultimate expression of Velocette's two-stroke line - the GTP - appeared in 1930. 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.

This early GTP was brought back into use by the immediately preceding owner in 1981, mainly for daily commutes. The machine was then dry-stored until the current vendor purchased it in 2011 and restored it. The restoration was completed two years ago (wheels later). All steel parts were blast-cleaned, zinc sprayed, etch-primed and then painted with two-pack paint. All steel fittings are black zinc. The engine received a new cylinder liner and new standard piston, while other parts renewed include the drive chains, dynamo belt, brake linings, control cables, battery, and tyres/tubes. The new-old-stock exhaust pipes and silencers were re-chromed, the three-speed gearbox overhauled, and the Miller dynamo and Lucas rectifier reconditioned. Last run earlier this year, this beautiful Velocette is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.

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Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is GP923.
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1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
1930 Velocette 249cc GTP Frame no. GP928 Engine no. GA712
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