• Year of manufacture 
  • Motorcycle type 
  • Engine number 
    KSS 8749
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1938 Velocette 348cc KSS MkII
Registration no. J2037 (Jersey)
Frame no. MS 5353
Engine no. KSS 8749

By the end of the 1920s Veloce's range of overhead-camshaft K-Series roadsters boasted a host of variations on the theme that included Normal, Sports, Super Sports, Touring, Economy and twin-port models. Introduced in 1925, the KSS was the Super Sports version while the KTS tourer employed the same overhead camshaft engine in virtually identical cycle parts, differences being confined mainly to mudguard style and wheel sizes. Introduced for the 1936 season, the MkII version of the KSS/KTS represented a major redesign, featuring many improvements including a new aluminium-alloy cylinder head with enclosed valve-gear, plus the cradle frame and heavyweight Webb forks of the new MSS. Restored at date unknown, this KSS has been owned by the same family for the last 11 years and since acquisition has been used only for the very occasional Sunday morning run, covering a mere 200 miles in that period. Regularly serviced and maintained, it benefits from a recently rebuilt magneto and is said to start and run well, with everything working correctly. Previously registered 'DDD 304' in the UK, the machine is offered with a Jersey registration document. The provision of an 'anti-sumping' tap in the oil feed pipe is the only notified deviation from factory specification.

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