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1959 Velocette Venom special cafe racer Thruxton homage For Sale

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  • £5,500 Offers invited
  • 1959
  • Stoneleigh
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Price £5,500 Offers invited
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make Velocette
Model Venom Thruxton 580cc special
Year 1959
Country UK
Region Warwickshire
Town Stoneleigh
Telephone 07973 787122
Status Private
Date 29-Jun-2020
Ref C1234897
I’ve got more projects than time, and I think it's time to let one go, not least because we’re moving house shortly. I was going to build this bike as a cafe racer with some chrome and silver over black paintwork. It has potential to be a great bike, and can be made into exactly what you want it to be. Details as below:

Frame:
Believed VM, No RS9xxx
Recently powder coated
New S/A bushes and reamed with new trunnion shaft
S/As fitted with new club seals and aligned
New headrace cups, cones and balls fitted
Fitting made to attach to rear toptube lug to allow for later saddle/tank mounting
Note some pitting to the frame on the toptube
RS forks with chromed sliders and yokes. Bit scruffy, but would be respectable after a polish, however I would refinish. The forks need a full assessment.
Thruxton top nut and new bushes included

Engine:
VM 24xx therefore time compatible with the frame
Engine has a long stroke (pre-war MSS) bottom end and therefore displaces about 580cc
Alfin barrel and spacer below to accommodate long rod
Concentric carb

Tanks:
Genuine Thruxton petrol tank with breather at the front
Flip-up cap has been removed and replaced with screw-on type
Scruffy paint work, but solid
Thruxton type oil tank with heat shield
Oil tank has been stripped and has surface corrosion but is solid
New flexible oil pipes

Electrical:
ATD magneto BTH KC1
Working 60W DVR Dynamo
Rechromed correct (short) headlamp bowl and correct Miller lamp with halogen conversion (6V)
Late type rear light
Most of a loom (may be complete)

Cycle parts
Fullwidth hubs and reasonable Italian chrome rims. Assume new bearings needed
Rear drum
Polished rear brake plate with fittings but no shoes
Good rear shocks
Rechromed original Ace / Monza bars
Rechromed original Thruxton headlamp brackets
Full set of new Velocette Clubman Mk2 / Thruxton rear sets
NOS Smiths speedo of correct type and mounting bracket
Good Thruxton style seat

Powdercoated black:
Dynamo drive bottom cover
Band type primary covers
New club rear numberplate bracket
Battery tray
Rear engine plates (x2)

Main parts to be sourced:
Primary drive (cush drive, clutch)
Gearbox
Mudguards and stays (reasonable centre stay included, but not Thruxton type and happy to give a used front guard)
Front brake plate and spacer
Steering damper assembly

Not registered with the DVLA although everything is original Hall Green so it shouldn't present too much of a challenge

The engine needs some thinking about. There are some alloy front plates, but in order to fit the engine into the frame some modifications will have to be made to either a) the engine plates to cant the engine or lower it slightly, or b) rebuild it with a standard VM bottom end. I was probably going to do the latter and maybe find a Thruxton head. Although it has good provenance, the engine hasn't run in recent times.

Clearly this isn't a 5 minute project, but equally most of the major parts are there and some desirable bits too. You might just have the missing bits sat on a shelf!

I'm happy to walk you round the bike virtually, and socially distant viewings will be allowed as long as you're not in the 'at risk' group. I could deliver by agreement.

Offers over 5k otherwise it's going to get broken-up.

I also have an almost perfect original Seymour type Thruxton silencer with rear cut-out and tube mounting available by negotiation

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

House move imminent so all reasonable offers will be considered.

Happy to arrange socially distant viewing.
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