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Lot 385: 1936 Velocette 349cc KSS Special

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Slotting the Velocette overhead-camshaft engine into later cycle parts has long been an accepted practice among aficionados of the Hall Green factory’s products, and this example combines a pre-war KSS MkII engine and the swinging-arm frame of an MSS dating from early 1955, while the front fork and brake appear to be BSA. The accompanying old-style continuation logbook (dating from 1961) records the model as a KTS (the touring version of the KSS) and lists the current (MSS) frame number, indicating that the machine has existed in basically its present form for several decades. A tax disc dated 1969 also is included in the sale together with an instruction book for the KSS/KTS.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number385
Estimate£1800-£2200
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1700
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1955
Year1936
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