1959 Velocette 349cc MAC Registration no. TJB 409 Frame no. RS 12643 Engine no. MAC 25518
In 1933 Veloce Limited augmented its established range of overhead-camshaft models with an overhead-valve 250 - the MOV. The newcomer's power unit 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, which was subsequently bored out to create the 500cc MSS. Post-war, the trio of overhead-valve Velos 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 front fork in place of the previous Dowty, and was further updated with a swinging-arm frame in 1953. This Velocette MAC was acquired for the collection from previous owner A J Keitch of Reading in February 1983 and comes with the purchase receipt. Nicely presented, it displays at total of 25,358 miles to the odometer and should only require minimal restoration. The machine is offered with a V5C registration document, expired MoT certificate (1996) and a tax 2002 disc.