Lot 352 - 1938 Velocette KSS Mk. II (350cc)
|Odometer reading||21 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
The Velocette KSS was the final development of the K-Series (the owners of the company were originally German; the K stood for Camshaft, and the SS for Super Sports) and remained in production, in various forms, until 1948. A production roadster motorcycle, the KSS was modified with a racing clutch and tuned to achieve 90mph around the Isle of Man TT course, largely due to the excellent handling. Important improvements included the positive-stop foot operated gear change from the Velocette KTT production racing version. In 1936, Velocette developed the KSS Mk. II which had a Velocette Mk. V KTT based chassis and a new engine with an alloy cylinder head. A touring version, the Velocette KTS was also developed with 19 inch wheels and matching mudguards.
The original engine, number 3187, has been replaced on this model with engine number 7250; the overall mechanical condition however, is reported to be excellent with gearbox, clutch, magneto and engine reported to be in very good condition throughout having been restored just recently. Castrol R motor oil is currently being used and should be continued, otherwise a full flush will be required prior to the instillation of a synthetic version. Clearly restored, its current owner, a life-long Velocette enthusiast, uses all the motorcycles in his collection regularly and this example benefits from having just two previous recorded owners as detailed in the buff log book. Low and light to handle, this represents a sporting ride for any enthusiast.
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