1955 VéloSolex 330 V3 49cc Moped Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 582982

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Lot 69
1955 VéloSolex 330 V3 49cc Moped

Sold for £ 632 (US$ 830) inc. premium
1955 VéloSolex 330 V3 49cc Moped
Registration no. not UK registered
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. 582982
Developed in the late 1930s, the French VéloSolex first appeared in 1946, just in time to exploit the post-war boom in moped sales. In what many considered an act of Gallic eccentricity, the designers chose not to put the engine in the conventional position in the centre of the frame, but above the front wheel, which the single-cylinder two-stroke motor drove via a roller. The VéloSolex was also assembled in the UK using a combination of British and French components, but was nowhere near as successful over here where it was subject to the same licensing requirements as a motorcycle. Pressure from rival manufacturers eventually forced the introduction of more conventional models, but the original VéloSolex remained an immutable fixture of the range.

Conforming to the layout of the original, this is a later 330 model dating from 1955. The machine is offered with a undated French Déclaration de Cession d'un Véhicle and receipt confirming its sale to Ed Hothersall of Warmbrook, Somerset.

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1955 VéloSolex 330 V3 49cc Moped Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 582982
1955 VéloSolex 330 V3 49cc Moped Frame no. to be advised Engine no. 582982
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