Bonhams : 1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684

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Lot 462
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV
Registration no. FUV 853 Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684

Sold for £ 7,130 (US$ 9,081) inc. premium
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV
Registration no. FUV 853
Frame no. MD9255
Engine no. M3684
The vendor of this MOV is only the fifth owner from new. It has a known history from its sale in 1939 to the present. Recorded mileage on consignment was 12,056, which is believed to be the total mileage from new. It was supplied new to Edward Turney of Billericay on 9th April 1939, who was still the owner on the 1948 continuation RF60 on file. It changed hands for the first time in June 1967 when it went to Leonard Ellis in Leytonstone, who kept it until May 1968, when it passed onto Roger Lucke in Leyton, London. Roger moved to Cambridge in 1972, taking the bike with him. He sold it in September 1996 to Roger Nicholls of Canterbury (confirmed by reference to an old V5 on file) who eventually sold it to the present owner, in October 2009. He has used it in summer months only, for limited mileage. A dating certificate on file from Ivan Rhodes confirms the original owner, the invoice date (9th April 1939), and that the machine has the original engine, frame and gearbox. FUV 853 has featured in articles in Motorcycle Enthusiast (June 1988) and Classic Motorcycle (May 1997) (copies on file). A comprehensive history file contains the current V5C, an old V5, the aforementioned RF60, copy articles, together with a letter from the first owner, expired MoT certificates, a 1952 engine rebuild invoice, and a miscellany of other interesting paperwork. Also included are a handbook, spares list, 2 maintenance books, and a quantity of spares comprising a spare dismantled engine and gearbox (condition and completeness unknown) and some MAC spares.

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1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
1939 Velocette 248cc MOV Frame no. MD9255 Engine no. M3684
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