Bonhams : 1938 Velocette 349cc MAC Frame no. CMD 7372 Engine no. MAC 4130
1938 Velocette 349cc MAC Frame no. CMD 7372 Engine no. MAC 4130

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Lot 323
1938 Velocette 349cc MAC
Registration no. GPE 608 Frame no. CMD 7372 Engine no. MAC 4130

Sold for £ 6,900 (US$ 8,723) inc. premium
1938 Velocette 349cc MAC
Registration no. GPE 608
Frame no. CMD 7372
Engine no. MAC 4130
In 1933 Veloce Limited augmented its established range of overhead-camshaft models with an overhead-valve 250 - the MOV. The newcomer's power unit was a 'high camshaft' design with enclosed valves, and the compact and sprightly machine featured a four-speed gearbox equipped with the company's new foot-change mechanism. The following year an overhead-valve 350 built along MOV lines appeared. This was the long-stroke MAC, which was subsequently bored out to create the 500cc MSS. Post-war, the trio of overhead-valve Velos continued much as before, with rigid frames and - initially - Webb girder forks. The MAC gained an alloy cylinder barrel and 'head for 1951, as well as Velocette's own telescopic front fork in place of the previous Dowty, and was further updated with a swinging-arm frame in 1953.

This pre-war MAC was in a dismantled state when acquired by previous owner Kenneth Harman in 1970. Restored by him, it returned to the road in 1972 and carries a tax disc that expired in May 2002, which almost certainly is when it was last on the road. Bob Gardiner acquired the Velo in July 2004. In storage for many years, 'GPE 608' would benefit from mechanical re-commissioning and an 'oily rag' wipe-over. The machine is offered with sundry bills; assorted correspondence, a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs; old-style continuation logbook (issued 1972); and old/current V5C documents.

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1938 Velocette 349cc MAC Frame no. CMD 7372 Engine no. MAC 4130
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