The Velocette special was purpose built for Grand Prix racing and this particular bike has a documented competition history having been raced between and by South African Grand Prix rider Jannie Stander. Stander was a well-known personality who won a 24 hour race on this very bike in Documentation includes correspondence with Mick Walker, author of British Racing Motorcycles" who had many conversations with Jannie Stander, Jr, who said that his father campaigned both a Velo as well as a He identified this bike based on several detailed characteristics, chief among them being the St.
Christophers Emblem that caps the steering damper. The last UK owner reported that the bike has been Thruxtonized" with a lightened flywheel and hi-lift cam. It was recently rebuilt with new crankshaft main and big end bearings.
The casings were bead blasted. The top speed is mph.
The bike's only US owner, has raced the bike in vintage road race events and exhibited it in vintage motorcycle shows. Circa he sent the bike to Dave Smith, America's leading authority on Velocettes, who has a shop in Illinois.
Dave did some service and maintenance on the bike and reported to the owner that, The quality level that went into the building of my Velo was the best he's ever seen, by far and is certain that it was prepared specifically for Grand Prix road racing".
This historic motorcycle remains in superb mechanical and cosmetic condition. It will bring pride and pleasure to its new owner on either the track or concours field.
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