Bonhams : 1929 Velocette 348cc KSS Frame no. X2660 Engine no. KNSS2563
1929 Velocette 348cc KSS Frame no. X2660 Engine no. KNSS2563

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Lot 454
1929 Velocette 348cc KSS
Registration no. MT 3184 Frame no. X2660 Engine no. KNSS2563

Sold for £ 6,900 (US$ 8,788) inc. premium
1929 Velocette 348cc KSS
Registration no. MT 3184
Frame no. X2660
Engine no. KNSS2563
Following Veloce's stunning win in the 1926 Junior TT, when Alec Bennett fell off on the last lap, but still won by over 10 minutes, the company went from strength to strength. Greater manufacturing capacity was badly needed, and production moved from the old Aston factory to Hall Green, where Velocettes continued to be made until the end came in February 1971. OHC Velocette production increased from 431 in 1926 to 1050 in 1929, but interestingly, in 1928 more of the new model U two strokes were turned out than cammies. At the beginning of the cammy line the standard model was the 'K' (for Kamshaft). The KSS (K Super Sports) followed shortly afterwards and was top of the range until the KTT (K Tourist Trophy) started coming off the production line in late 1928.

The Velocette featured here is a matching numbers KSS and was invoiced to Motormyles in London on 30th January 1929, with it being sold on a few weeks later on April 6th, to one J. F. Hillman of Hayes, Middlesex. It is accompanied by a continuation buff log book from 1949 and a V5. Amongst many modifications it is fitted with a high-level exhaust system, non standard petrol tank and saddle mounting, and a foot operated gear change. We're advised it has not been run for some considerable time and is sold strictly as seen. Re-commissioning and/or restoration will be required, therefore prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the motorcycle's authenticity, completeness, and mechanical condition.

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  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
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1929 Velocette 348cc KSS Frame no. X2660 Engine no. KNSS2563
1929 Velocette 348cc KSS Frame no. X2660 Engine no. KNSS2563
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