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**AUGUST ENTRY** 1962 Velocette Venom Special


Saturday 22nd August 2020

  • 22-08-2020
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1962 Velocette Venom Special

The vendor has supplied the following information.

Not the most original Velocette, but due to the lack of available wheels and suspension parts, never mind the cost of such items, it seemed sensible to use parts at hand to complete what seemed at the time to be a straightforward project build back in 2012.

The bulk of the bike is standard Velocette - frame, engine, gearbox, footrests, rear brake and gear levers, battery carrier, exhaust, petrol and oil tanks. The seat is BMW, the wheels, brakes, front forks and modified swing arm are Yamaha R1. The bike has been built to a high standard with stainless steel fasteners throughout and finished in the Velocette optional red and black colour scheme for 1962.

The heart of the bike is a venom engine fitted with an MSS piston and has been fitted with a BTH self generating digital ignition system, an Alton 12volt alternator, rectifier/regulator. Primary drive to the gearbox is by means of a KTT (Kevin Thurston Transmission) belt drive conversion and the exhaust front pipe has been ceramic coated.

The gearbox is standard apart from operating in the opposite shift pattern, one up three down.

The bike is somewhat lighter than a standard Velo, it runs, rides and handles well and has covered 300 miles since completion.

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork - please call us to arrange an appointment on 01751 477555. Thank you


  • Year: 1962
  • Make: Velocette
  • Model: Venom
  • Registration: 852 YVF
  • Engine Size: 500
  • Estimate: £6000 - £7000