Velocette Viper

Summary

  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    VR 1137
  • Lot number 
    247
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

c.1956 Velocette 349cc Viper
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. VR 1137

Engine development pursued as part of Velocette's scrambles programme bore fruit in 1956 in the shape of a pair of high-performance models: the 500cc Venom and its 350cc sibling, the Viper. The MSS tourer's swinging-arm frame and telescopic forks were retained for the newcomers, while full-width alloy hubs were adopted to boost braking power and smart chromed mudguards fitted to enhance the models' sporting image. The Viper ceased production in 1968, two years before the Hall Green factory closed forever. This incomplete Viper's mechanical condition is not known and it will require re-commissioning, at the very least, before returning to the road (it should be noted that the fuel hose and oil lines are missing). There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold strictly as viewed.