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Pre WWII Velocettes for sale

January 8, 2014

More from the mailbox:  Today’s images are from Manuel Parra in Madrid, Spain.  He has a collection of three 1930’s Velocettes for sale!  Regular readers will know my love of Velos, especially the rigid frame, girder fork types made before the war.  They are very light, very capable and great handling machines.  By placing the camshaft high in the crankcases, the pushrod Velo motors have lightweight pushrods and rev freely.  This design stayed with the marque through the Clubman and Thruxton models right to the end of production in 1971.  The iron head motors are quiet due to the sound damping of iron compared to aluminum, and parts are relatively easy to come by via Ed Gilkison and the owners clubs in the UK, US and OZ.  My own MSS has done more than a dozen of our 1000 mile rallies without much fettling at all.  And no one can deny the beauty of the Velo fishtail silencer.   Smile

 

The 500cc MSS is from 1935, the 350MAC is a 1936 model and the 250MOV is from 1934.  Manuel assures me that all three run perfectly and they do look nice in his photos.  He’d love to sell all three to one buyer and interested parties can reach him at cometainst (at) yahoo.es  Replace the (at) with the @ symbol when composing your email.  He is open to swaps or trades…

 

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PS, don’t be afraid of the infamous Velo clutch.  If you adjust it per the owner’s manual it will work fine without touching it for years and years.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2014 10:58 am

    Drool. …Great looking bikes!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    January 9, 2014 9:32 am

    Great bikes. I have one.

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