Bonhams : 1937 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 3006 Engine no. 7735
1937 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 3006 Engine no. 7735

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Lot 504
1937 Velocette 348cc KTS
Registration no. DWA 249 Frame no. 3006 Engine no. 7735

Sold for £ 10,120 (US$ 12,889) inc. premium
1937 Velocette 348cc KTS
Registration no. DWA 249
Frame no. 3006
Engine no. 7735
Percy Goodman's inspired 74mm bore x 81mm stroke overhead camshaft engine brought the company to sporting prominence in 1926 when freelance racer Alec Bennett agreed to ride the KTT in the Junior TT and won by more than ten minutes, with a new class lap record. After a troubled debut in the 1925 event, when broken rockers impeded practice and resulted in not one KTT finishing the race, it was a tribute to the company's engineer-ing skills that a year later their first four-stroke model should prove to be such a success. In 1936 the Mark II was introduced, with an aluminium-alloy cylinder and enclosed valve gear, cradle frame and Webb forks, in which form it continued in production until the 1940s, when Dowty pneumatic telescopic front forks were an option.

The work required for assembly in production of the overhead camshaft engine was proving uneconomical compared with the high-camshaft pushrod 350cc MAC and its 250 and 500 family and the KTS was finally dropped from the range to make way for greater production efficiencies.

This example has been the subject of a complete restoration by the vendor. It comes in full running order with an RF60 logbook and a V5C. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to a selection of motorcycles related charities.

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 obscured by paint. The engine number is KSS7735 and it should be noted there appears to be some over stamping present.
Contacts
1937 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 3006 Engine no. 7735
1937 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 3006 Engine no. 7735
1937 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 3006 Engine no. 7735
1937 Velocette 348cc KTS Frame no. 3006 Engine no. 7735
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