Lot 360 - 1971 Velocette KSS Special (350cc)

Lot 360 - 1971 Velocette  KSS Special (350cc)

Lot 360 - 1971 Velocette KSS Special (350cc)

Lot Number 360
Registration 946 HWR
Chassis Number R513853
Engine Number KSS10677
Odometer reading 1,234 miles
Estimate £9,000 - £12,000

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.

Slotting Velocette's wonderful overhead-camshaft engine into later cycle parts has long been a well accepted practice among aficionados of the Hall Green factory's products and this example combines a 1938 KSS Mk. II engine and a swinging arm frame common to later motorcycles, in this instance, 1971. Well restored but now enjoying the period patina that comes with use, it is offered by a known collector and long-term enthusiast of the marque but will require a light service prior to use. This runs and drives well used, until recently, in many club runs. This fine example of a motorcycle, which many enthusiasts believe Velocette should have built themselves, is an unusual machine to find offered for sale and comes with a Swansea V5 registration document.


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