Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 106
Year : 1935
Engine Size : -
Chassis No. : # MA2148
Engine No. : # M3094
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
To be sold without reserve

After some early models under the name of Veloce, the Velocette title was rolled out for the first time in 1913. In the boom years of the pre-Great War period the company prospered. Their first appearance at the TT in 1913 was inauspicious however, and, interrupted by the great conflict, their initial victory would not be until the junior race of 1926 with Alec Bennett aboard the firm's radical overhead-camshaft four-stroke Model. Having been firmly committed to two-stroke engines up to this point, the Bennett victory sealed Velocette's change of tack, and thenceforth the company's future would be forever linked mainly to four-strokes, and cammy engines in particular. The MOV was first produced in 1933, and was the beginning of the M-series of singles which included the MAC, MSS, Venom, and ultimately the Thruxton. It remained in production until 1948.
This MOV was acquired by the deceased owner at an indeterminate date many years ago. Work has been done to some of the components, the frame has been repainted and the engine appears to have received attention, but there is no evidence as to what may have been done. The machine is incomplete, and prospective bidders are advised to satisfy themselves as to the completeness, or otherwise, of this lot, which is sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this lot.