Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    MAC 24376
  • Lot number 
    96
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1954 Velocette 349cc MAC
Registration no. JJR 700
Frame no. RS6463
Engine no. MAC 24376

In 1934 Veloce Limited announced a high-camshaft overhead-valve '350' built along the lines of the recently introduced 250cc MOV. 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 MAC was used by its original owner for many years and thereafter by his son. It then remained off the road for some considerable time until being rebuilt in 2009/2010, and was acquired by the current vendor in 2011. The vendor has fitted a new Mikuni carburettor to improve starting and we are advised that the only other departure from factory specification is a tap in the oil feed line to prevent wet-sumping. Offered with V5C registration document.