Lot 073: 1966 VELOCETTE THRUXTON
Announced in 1964, the Thruxton benefited from the Velocette company's experience in production racing with the Venom. Aimed at the production racer or the rider looking for the ultimate sporting single it utilised many of the parts that had previously been offered as options for the Venom. A big valve head was combined with an Amal GP carburettor which necessitated the distinctive cutaway in the rear, right hand corner of the fuel tank. A new oil tank incorporating a heat shield was fitted and gaitered front forks housed a twin leading shoe front brake. Alloy wheel rims, clip-on handle bars, rear-sets, a humped saddle and a paired speedometer and tachometer completed the specification. This example is described by the vendor as being in very good condition throughout and is attractively presented in silver and blue. It was restored by Steve Tonkin during 2004 and was last MOT'd in 2005. PLEASE NOTE: The frame number prefix is incorrect in the catalogue and should be "RS".
H&H Sales Limited, Imperial War Museum, Duxford
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|Registration number||HKK 37D|
|Engine capacity (cc)||500|
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