Bonhams : 1935 Velocette 348cc KSS Frame no. KTL5446 Engine no. KSS5797
1935 Velocette 348cc KSS Frame no. KTL5446 Engine no. KSS5797

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Lot 456
1935 Velocette 348cc KSS
Registration no. BKP 769 Frame no. KTL5446 Engine no. KSS5797

Sold for £ 17,250 (US$ 21,971) inc. premium
1935 Velocette 348cc KSS
Registration no. BKP 769
Frame no. KTL5446
Engine no. KSS5797
This matching numbers machine is one of the last of the much loved mark one cammy Velocettes. It was despatched from the factory in March 1935 to C. Haywood & Son of Ashford in Kent, and was purchased just a few days later by one Harry Holroyd Camburn of Folkestone. He must have liked it a lot because the accompanying buff log book shows that he kept it for the next twenty four years. It has some interesting period modifications, the most obvious being the addition of swinging arm rear suspension. We also noted strutted Webb forks from a KTT, a dual seat, hairpin valve springs, a rear carrier, a rev counter, and an oil pressure gauge mounted on the right hand side of the petrol tank. No exhaust system is currently fitted.

Bills to the previous owner from the late Arthur Lavington, the highly regarded Velo specialist, are included in the sale. The vendor rode it two up from London to the Isle of Man and back for the 1962 TT, and it stills bears the "tank pumped out" sticker on the headlight glass. A 1962 tax disc is displayed, and this tallies with the last stamp in the old log book. It should be noted that the accompanying V5 shows the engine no. as K555797. We're advised by the vendor it has not been run for some considerable time and is sold strictly as seen. Re-commissioning and/or restoration will be required. 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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1935 Velocette 348cc KSS Frame no. KTL5446 Engine no. KSS5797
1935 Velocette 348cc KSS Frame no. KTL5446 Engine no. KSS5797
1935 Velocette 348cc KSS Frame no. KTL5446 Engine no. KSS5797
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