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Lot 387: 1952 Velocette 349cc MAC

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Following the introduction of the overhead-valve 250cc MOV in 1933, a similar 350 was added to the range the following year. This was the long-stroke MAC, subsequently bored out to create the 500cc MSS. Post-war, Velo’s overhead-valve trio continued much as before, with rigid frames and - initially - Webb girder forks. The MAC gained an alloy cylinder barrel and ’head for 1951 as well as Velocette’s own telescopic fork, and was further updated with a swinging-arm frame in 1953. This highly original example’s accompanying Swansea V5 indicates just two owners prior to its relatively recent acquisition by John Logan Thompson, the first from 1952 to 2002. The machine is offered with service manual, parts list and assorted spares.

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Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number387
Estimate£1500-£1800
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1500
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1725
Year1952
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