Bonhams : Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340

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Lot 652
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom
Registration no. unregistered (see text) Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340

Sold for £ 4,830 (US$ 6,227) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom
Registration no. unregistered (see text)
Frame no. RS16882
Engine no. VM3340
Introduced in 1956, the Venom sports roadster was derived from the touring MSS. The latter disappeared from the range in 1948, re-appearing in 1954 with a new swinging-arm frame and telescopic fork. The engine too was up-dated, changing to 'square' bore and stroke dimensions of 86x86mm and gaining an alloy cylinder barrel and 'head. Engine development pursued as part of the scrambles programme bore fruit in 1956 in the shape of the high-performance Venom and its 350cc sibling, the Viper. The MSS frame and forks were retained for the newcomers, while full-width alloy hubs were adopted to boost braking power and smart chromed mudguards fitted to enhance the models' sporting image. Produced until the end of Velocette production in 1971, the Venom represents the final glorious flowering of the traditional British sports single, and today these supremely well-engineered thoroughbreds are highly sought after.

An older restoration, this Venom has been 'semi-Clubmanised' like many of its kind, featuring the large-capacity fuel tank, swept-back exhaust pipe, rear-set footrests, clip-on handlebars, and matching Smiths rev counter. The cast-iron cylinder barrel would appear to be from an MSS. The engine turns over (with poor compression) and thus the machine is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. It should be noted that the displayed registration does not pertain to this machine (neither frame nor engine numbers match the HPI), which is offered without documents.

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.
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Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
Property of a deceased's estate, c.1961 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS16882 Engine no. VM3340
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