Lot 384: 1947 Velocette 349cc KSS
The MkII KSS represented a major re-design of Veloce Ltd’s road-going overhead-camshaft single when it arrived for the 1936 season. The MkII version featured many improvements including a new aluminium-alloy cylinder head with enclosed valve-gear, together with the cradle frame and heavyweight Webb forks of the new MSS. In this form the KSS resumed production post-war in November 1946 before being updated, together with the other road models, with (optional) Dowty Oleomatic telescopic front forks in August 1947. Expensive to produce, the KSS was dropped from the range at the year’s end. Acquired by John Logan Thompson in 1991, this apparently original example bears a tax disc dated 31.1.79, presumably the last occasion it was used on the road, Offered for restoration, the machine comes with Swansea V5.
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£5175|
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