1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34

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Lot 511
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII
Registration no. DGU 697B Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34

Sold for £ 1,265 (US$ 1,729) inc. premium
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII
Registration no. DGU 697B
Frame no. 6698/3
Engine no. 6698/34
Launched in 1948, as the 'motorcycle for everyman', the Velocette LE addressed the criticisms most often levelled at motorcycles: that they were noisy, dirty and needed special clothing to ride; achieving impressive levels of silence, comfort, and practicality. This LE is an example of the MkIII which was introduced for 1959, its principal improvement being a four-speed, foot-change gearbox with kick-starter. In addition, the speedometer, ammeter and light switch were moved from the leg shield to the headlamp shell. 'DGU 697B' was supplied to Oxfordshire Constabulary via Kings of Oxford and Leytons (see Dennis Frost letters on file). Owned for 30 years and currently taxed, the LE sounds good when running and is presented in 'oily rag' condition. The private vendor advises us that the oil has been changed every 500 miles and that the following components have been replaced: top gear on the gearbox main shaft and lay shaft; gearbox bearings and oil seals; and piston rings and valves. Although the aforementioned works were carried out circa 30 years ago, the machine is said never to have smoked since. Velo-8M electronic ignition was fitted in 2020. Accompanying paperwork includes expired MoTs; a V5C Registration Certificate; and invoices for a new exhaust and silencers (stainless).

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  • The frame number is: 6698/34. The engine number is 6698/3. Please click the link to view the walkaround video of Lot 511: click here
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1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
1964 Velocette 192cc LE MkIII Frame no. 6698/3 Engine no. 6698/34
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