+ buyer’s premium of 15% plus VAT (18% incl VAT) 71 • Velocette offered a high-performance cylinder head for the Venom in 1965 and a bike so equipped won the 800-mile Thruxton road race, hence the name of the subsequent model • This example was despatched from the factory on 28/02/1966 to dealer Comerfords of Thames Ditton • The frame, #RS19324, is a factory replacement fitted in June 1967 by Velocette Dealer, Geoff Dodkin of London • Upgraded in period with a Dodkin alloy top yoke and Tickle front brake • Engine number VMT 310 and Gearbox 12-11888 confirmed as original by the Velocette Register • Low ownership and one of the most sought after post-war Velocettes with a good history file • Very expensive in the day and the big Brit single of choice for a few select wealthy connoisseurs Low ownership with lots of history, this is an excellent example of Velocette’s most sought after modern classic. Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000 Registration: OBP 231E Frame No: RS 19324 Engine No: VMT 310 Specialist: Mark Bryan Telephone No: 07958 107974 Lot 818 1967 Velocette Thruxton 499cc • Sun Motorcycles started off producing bicycles in the early 1900s at their Aston factory in Birmingham • They started developing small, lightweight motorcycles in the late 1940s, utilising various Villiers two-stroke engines • Motorcycle production ended in 1959 and the company unusually went back to bicycle production with Raleigh • The Sun Wasp used the Villiers 9E 197cc engine in a plunger frame built between 1955 and 1959 • This original example is presented in good overall condition • Last run two/three years ago so will need recommissioning or restoring before road use • UK-registered on a current V5C • Rare motorcycle and seldom seen Rare Villiers 197cc powered Sun Wasp. Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500 Registration: UVD 933 Frame No: 200MXC94 Engine No: 437B 3357 Specialist: Mark Bryan Telephone No: 07958 107974 Lot 819 1959 Sun Wasp 197cc More Details Lot 818 Bid On Lot 818 More Details Lot 819 Bid On Lot 819