Lot 198 - 1966 13098 LE c.1966
|Odometer reading||23,729 miles|
|Result||Sold - £582|
Velocette is the name given to motorcycles that were made by
Veloce Ltd, in Birmingham. One of several motorcycle manufacturers
in Birmingham, Velocette was a small, family-owned firm, selling
far fewer hand-built motorcycles than the giant BSA, Norton or
Triumph concerns. After the Second World War, the company sought to
capture what it saw as a developing need for personal transport and
created the LE model (for 'Little Engine'). This was a 149cc
water-cooled flat-twin with side-valves, a pressed steel frame,
telescopic forks and swinging arm. It saw widespread adoption by
British police forces for urban patrol.
This is reported to be one of the ex-police force examples in average condition but thought to running well. It has formed part of a museum collection for a number of years now and remains complete. Offered at no reserve, it will find a new home with no difficulty.
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