• Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    7056/3
  • Lot number 
    278
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1965 Velocette 192cc LE
Registration no. CYM 560C
Frame no. 7056/34
Engine no. 7056/3

Launched in 1948, as the 'motorcycle for everyman', the Velocette 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 for the LE, its arrival coincided with the start of the scooter boom; asked to compete against Italian style, Velo's ugly duckling never stood a chance, even after the sidevalve flat twin's performance had been boosted by a capacity increase from 149 to 192cc in 1950. This example comes with an old-style continuation logbook (issued 1976) recording one R V Palmer of London E16 as the last owner, and carries a tax disc that expired on 30th September 1980, which is almost certainly when it was last used. Offered for restoration, the machine also comes with an expired MoT.


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401