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Property of a deceased's estate, 1959 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS12237 Engine no. VM2919

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Property of a deceased's estate, 1959 Velocette 499cc Venom Frame no. RS12237 Engine no. VM2919 - Image 1 of 5
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Property of a deceased's estate 1959 Velocette 499cc Venom Registration no. VBC 764 Frame no. RS12237 Engine no. VM2919 Introduced in 1956, the Venom sports roadster was derived from the touring MSS. The latter disappeared from the range in 1948, reappearing in 1954 with a new swinging-arm frame and telescopic fork. The engine too was updated, changing to 'square' bore and stroke dimensions of 86x86mm, which permitted higher revs and potentially greater power, as well as gaining an alloy cylinder barrel and 'head. In the autumn of 1955 engine development pursued as part of the scrambles programme bore fruit in the shape of the high-performance Venom and its 350cc sibling, the Viper, which were launched at that year's Motorcycle Show. The MSS frame and forks were retained for the newcomers but full-width alloy hubs were adopted to boost braking power and smart chromed mudguards fitted to enhance the models' sporting image. Produced until the end of Velocette production in 1971, the Venom represents the final glorious flowering of the traditional British sports single, and today these supremely well-engineered thoroughbreds are highly sought after. First registered on 9th May 1959, this Venom was purchased by the vendor's late brother in 1978. Apparently not used for some time, the machine will require recommissioning or more extensive restoration before further use and thus is sold strictly as viewed (the engine turns over). Accompanying paperwork consists of a photocopied old V5 and an old V5C document. Key not required Footnotes: All lots are sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding. REQUEST A TRANSPORT QUOTE Please click the link to request a transport quote from our recommended transport company, Moving Motorcycles. To request a UK or European shipping quote - Moving Motorcycles To request an International shipping quote - Shippio For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com For further information about this lot please visit the lot listing

Property of a deceased's estate 1959 Velocette 499cc Venom Registration no. VBC 764 Frame no. RS12237 Engine no. VM2919 Introduced in 1956, the Venom sports roadster was derived from the touring MSS. The latter disappeared from the range in 1948, reappearing in 1954 with a new swinging-arm frame and telescopic fork. The engine too was updated, changing to 'square' bore and stroke dimensions of 86x86mm, which permitted higher revs and potentially greater power, as well as gaining an alloy cylinder barrel and 'head. In the autumn of 1955 engine development pursued as part of the scrambles programme bore fruit in the shape of the high-performance Venom and its 350cc sibling, the Viper, which were launched at that year's Motorcycle Show. The MSS frame and forks were retained for the newcomers but full-width alloy hubs were adopted to boost braking power and smart chromed mudguards fitted to enhance the models' sporting image. Produced until the end of Velocette production in 1971, the Venom represents the final glorious flowering of the traditional British sports single, and today these supremely well-engineered thoroughbreds are highly sought after. First registered on 9th May 1959, this Venom was purchased by the vendor's late brother in 1978. Apparently not used for some time, the machine will require recommissioning or more extensive restoration before further use and thus is sold strictly as viewed (the engine turns over). Accompanying paperwork consists of a photocopied old V5 and an old V5C document. Key not required Footnotes: All lots are sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding. REQUEST A TRANSPORT QUOTE Please click the link to request a transport quote from our recommended transport company, Moving Motorcycles. To request a UK or European shipping quote - Moving Motorcycles To request an International shipping quote - Shippio For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com For further information about this lot please visit the lot listing

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