Bonhams : 1936 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 2207 Engine no. T198
1936 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 2207 Engine no. T198

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Lot 503
1936 Velocette 348cc KTS
Registration no. MLG 255 Frame no. 2207 Engine no. T198

Sold for £ 10,925 (US$ 14,085) inc. premium
1936 Velocette 348cc KTS
Registration no. MLG 255
Frame no. 2207
Engine no. T198
One of the most popular sporting middleweights of the 1930s era, Velocette's overhead camshaft road model reflected the success of its racing brethren with fine handling and a refined engine that rewarded proper setting-up and maintenance.

The work of Goodman family member Percy, its vertical shaft and bevel drive to the camshaft was a concept recognised and copied by other makers but equaled by very few. In 1936 the Mark II introduced an aluminium-alloy cylinder head and enclosed valve gear that offered less oil mist, along with a cradle frame and Webb forks. A delightful 80mph machine to ride, reflecting the Goodman family's pursuit of quality.

This example has been in the vendor's stable for 15 years, bought as a well-used machine that has been carefully rebuilt, utilising both the Owners' Club spares scheme and Grove Classics' service. Engine work was entrusted to the late Mike Daly, well known in Velocette circles for his production of small machined parts and a 350cc Velo sprinter that was proof of his engineering ability.

Its restoration was rewarded by winning the Best in Show at the 2011 Audlem Classic Bike Show. It is in full running order as careful examination will confirm and comes with both an RF60 logbook and a current V5C.

Proceeds from the sale of the machine will be donated to a selection of motorcycle related charities in the Midlands.

Footnotes

  • 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.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is MS 2207. The engine number is KSS7198 and it should be noted there appears to be some over stamping present.
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1936 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 2207 Engine no. T198
1936 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 2207 Engine no. T198
1936 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 2207 Engine no. T198
1936 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 2207 Engine no. T198
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