Lot 362 - 1960 Velocette Venom to Thruxton spec
|Odometer reading||1,251 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
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. The Thruxton production model was introduced in 1965 based on the Venom with an advertised 41 horsepower at the crankshaft with period tests clocking it at 110mph without race tuning. The well-proven Venom was improved by Velocette designer (and owning-family member) Bertie Goodman to much acclaim.
This Venom, first registered in August 1960, was 'Thruxtonised' throughout the mid 80s and has covered very few miles since then. With MoT test certificates since 1989 to help establish this, it is important to note that this was not a rebuilt bike but is in very good condition with the recent addition of a new charging system. Offered with a V5 registration document and copies of the old MoT certificates, this is an extremely desirable looking Venom and compared to the Thruxton's value- would appear to be good value and very desirable.
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