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Lot 413: 1965 Velocette 192cc Vogue

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Launched in October 1948, as the ‘motorcycle for everyman’ Velocette’s LE addressed the criticisms most-often levelled at motorcycles – that they were noisy, dirty, and needed special clothing to ride – achieving impressive levels of silence, comfort and practicality. Sadly, its arrival coincided with the start of the scooter boom and sales were disappointing. Nevertheless, and perhaps inspired by Ariel’s successful Leader, Velocette took the concept a stage further in 1963, launching the faired and enclosed Vogue. Equipped with a new frame and distinctive twin-headlamp fairing, the Vogue handled well and was quieter, though no quicker, than its forebear. Production ceased in 1968. One of only 381 of its kind manufactured, this Vogue was sold new via Velocette agents L Stevens Ltd, of Goldhawk road, Shepherds Bush to a Mr Morbey on 11th June 1965. We are advised that an extensive, photographically documented rebuild was undertaken during 1996/97, with almost £6,000 spent. Finished in cream and duck egg blue, this fine example of one of Veloce’s rarer post-war models comes complete with all factory extras, LE Velo Club dating certificate and Swansea document, current licence and MoT certificate.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number413
Estimate£2000-£2200
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£2000
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2300
Year1965
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Engine number7417/3
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