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Lot 424: Velocette Venom Clubman

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

Produced until the end of Velocette production in 1971, the Venom and Viper in their various guises represent the final glorious flowering of the traditional British sports single, and today these supremely well-engineered thoroughbreds are highly sought after. In 1960 Velocette had introduced 'Clubman' versions of the Venom and Viper, which featured a raised compression ratio, Amal TT carburettor, 'racing' magneto, rear-set footrests and a close-ratio gearbox among many other improvements. Both during production and after it ceased, Venoms and Vipers were upgraded by their owners to broadly 'Clubman' specification. This example is one such example, featuring a swept-back/raised exhaust system, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footrests, single 'racing' seat and a nosecone fairing. The machine is offered with French Carte Grise normale. It should be noted that the dynamo drive cover is missing.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number424
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price€8000
Hammer Price (inc premium)€9200
Year1960
Condition rating
Registration number5156 VG 61
Mileage-
Chassis numberRS14015
Engine numberVM5600
Engine capacity (cc)499
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors