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Lot 384: 1947 Velocette 349cc KSS

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

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.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number384
Estimate£2000-£2500
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£4500
Hammer Price (inc premium)£5175
Year1947
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