c.1939 Velocette 349cc MAC Competition Special Registration no. not registered Frame no. MD 9121 Engine no. MAC 5344
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 pre-war Velocette MAC has been modified for competition, most likely hill climbs, boasting a telescopic front fork, ventilated front brake, close-fitting mudguards, narrow handlebars and a dual seat. It is not known when the Velo was acquired for the collection or when it was last used. There are no documents with this Lot.