1958 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS15702 Engine no. VM2028

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Lot 669
1958 Velocette 499cc Venom
Registration no. 162 UXC Frame no. RS15702 Engine no. VM2028

Sold for £ 6,900 (US$ 9,530) inc. premium
1958 Velocette 499cc Venom
Registration no. 162 UXC
Frame no. RS15702
Engine no. VM2028
Engine development pursued as part of Velocette's 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. In 1960 'Clubman' versions of both were introduced, minus the enclosure panels of the standard models, featuring a raised compression ratio, Amal TT carburettor, 'racing' magneto, rear-set footrests, and a close-ratio gearbox among many other improvements. Produced until the end of Velocette production in 1971, the Venom in its various guises represents the final glorious flowering of the traditional British sports single, and today these supremely well-engineered thoroughbreds are highly sought after. Boasting 'sports' features of the kind favoured by enthusiastic owners - large Thruxton-type fuel tank, rear-set footrests, rev counter, alloy wheel rims, Amal Concentric carburettor, and a swept-back exhaust pipe - this beautiful Venom was last ridden in July 2020 and is described by the private vendor (a VOC member) as in very good condition. We are advised that all oils and the spark plug were changed this year, and that the magneto and dynamo have been refurbished by a specialist. The machine is offered with a service manual, parts list, sundry bills, and old/current V5/V5C documents.

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1958 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS15702 Engine no. VM2028
1958 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS15702 Engine no. VM2028
1958 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS15702 Engine no. VM2028
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