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Lot 386: 1950 Velocette 349cc MAC

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

In 1933 Veloce Limited augmented its overhead-camshaft range with an overhead-valve 250 - the MOV. The newcomer’s engine was a ‘high camshaft’ design with enclosed valves, and the compact and sprightly machine featured a four-speed gearbox equipped with the company’s new foot-change mechanism. The following year an overhead-valve 350 built along MOV lines appeared. This was the long-stroke MAC, subsequently bored out to create the 500 MSS. Post-war, Velo’s overhead-valve trio continued much as before, with rigid frames and - initially - Webb girder forks.
Manufactured late in 1950, this MAC has Velocette’s own telescopic front fork introduced for the 1951 model year. The machine is offered with sales invoice (1979), correspondence from marque experts Jeff Clew and Ivan Rhodes, instruction manual and Swansea V5 (curiously listing the taxation class as ‘road roller’!).

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number386
Estimate£1500-£1800
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1700
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1955
Year1950
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