Tanks Classics - Velocette - Bikes for Sale

1960 Velocette Venom WHJ 141

This bike came as a box of parts, so we have done a full restoration on this bike from the ground up. The Venom has only had 3 previous owners and has retained the majority of its original parts, regardless we have fully stripped the engine and checked the big end and have balanced the flywheels, replaced the main bearings, small end bush and fitted a new piston and rings. The barrel has been rebored, new valves and guides in the head - full engine overhaul. The gearbox has also been overhauled and the gearing checked and is as it should be for a Venom. Clutch checked and worn parts replaced then adjusted. Fitted with a manual Advance/Retard Lucas K1F magneto which has been fully overhauled. Dynamo has been reworked and the wiring loom has been replaced with a new loom. The Amal 389 carb has been stripped and ultrasonically cleaned and jetted to the correct settings. Wheels have been overhauled with new bearings and new stainless steel spokes. Front forks stripped, new bushes and seals fitted. 

The bike is in great condition and mechanically sound along with having many of the nuts and bolts replaced with stainless steel items. 

We are currently just putting some test miles on the bike to bed everything in and then the bike will be ready for the road. V5C present with the bikes original registration number.

£12,000 ono inc VAT

For further information please email Mark or Bill at
mark@velocetteclassics.com

1958 Velocette Venom Clubman Trim

Full nut and bolt restoration by Tanks Classics Ltd. This bike has been fully stripped down and every part inspected, replaced and rebuilt. We wanted to build a Venom in Clubman/Thruxton trim but with the final bike being something that was easy to start and usable. 

Original registration number and V5C present. Frame and tinware parts all stove enamelled. Larger, original Velocette 4 gallon petrol tank lined inside and painted. Thruxton mudguards painted. Thruxton oil tank for engine crankcase breather modification, machined and fitted. The crank mainshaft bearings, big end, small end bush have all been replaced and the crank rebalanced. Re-bore with a new piston kit. New valve guides, valves, valve springs, new exhaust stub drilled and bolted. Full gearbox overhaul and complete new clutch. Belt drive conversion on the primary drive. Manual Lucas K1F magneto fully overhauled. New exhaust system. TLS front brake, stainless spokes front and rear, on original Dunlop alloy rims. Speedo and tacho fully overhauled. New cotton Miller wiring loom with LED lights front and rear. Thruxton rearsets. Stainless fasteners. Plus much much more. Amal 389 Monobloc fitted to give the user a good, easy starting bike that ticks over without having to hold the throttle all the time.

The bike has won several prizes at various events around the country. This is a stunning example and a great bike to ride.

£18,000 ono


For further information, please email
mark@velocetteclassics.com

1955 Velocette MAC

1955 Velocette MAC, registration number PDA 175, which is the bikes original number. The bike is still matching frame, engine and gearbox numbers from when the bike left the factory in June 1955.

The original Buff logbook is present showing four owners and continuous use up to 1966. This is a great example of a completely original, matching numbers Velocette.

The bike was completely restored by the previous owner and has since been re-commissioned and put on the road by Tanks Classics Ltd.

The bike is excellent cosmetically and now mechanically sound with everything working as it should. It starts very easily and rides well for a 350 engine, hence why the MAC was the most popular back in the day.

£6,500 ono

For further information, please email
mark@velocetteclassics.com

1960 Velocette MSS

1960 Velocette MSS, registration number 905 AAH, which is the bikes original number. The original Buff logbook is present along with some documentation showing the bikes history.

The bike was bought by my late friend from a Classic motorcycle dealer however it needed work to run correctly, so has now been re-commissioned and put on the road by Tanks Classics Ltd. The engine is not the original. The correct 14 series gearbox is fitted.

The bike has Full width alloy hubs front and rear. A Roo stand has also been fitted. The Amal carb has been overhauled.

The bike is just ok cosmetically, although it has cleaned up quite nicely, but has some rust to the frame and wheels but it is mechanically sound with everything working as it should. It starts very easily and rides well, the 499cc engine being a great all-rounder.

£6,500 ono

For further information, please email
mark@velocetteclassics.com

1967 Velocette Thruxton – VMT 525

For sale is a nice example of a 1967 Velocette Thruxton, matching numbers from the factory records and still has it’s original registration number, so these are the ones that hold their value and most desirable. Very nice bike but has not been restored and hence is in good clean condition but has signs of use including some pitting and rust spots on some of the chrome work and the front brake side of the hub. It also has a few scratch marks on the petrol tank. The bike has been fitted with an Amal Mk II Concentric carb, which makes starting the bike easier and is nicer to live with than the original GP carb for road work. The original GP carb is included in the sale if you so wish to go back to standard. A new exhaust system has been fitted. Original Lucas K1FC Magneto. All electrics work as they should.

Price - £21,000 ono

For further information please email
mark@velocetteclassics.com

1959 VELOCETTE SCRAMBLER MKII - 499cc

Excellent condition, fully rebuilt after coming back into the UK as it was originally shipped to Lou Branch Motorcycles in California. It now has been registered for the road and the V5 is present.

The bike has been used on a regular basis to shows, Velocette Owners Club runs and on local events, it has great low down power due to the gearing. Amal TT carb and straight through exhaust pipe which sounds fantastic. 21" Front wheel and 19" rear wheel with off road tyres currently fitted.

Alloy mudguards. BTH TT Magneto fitted with manual advance and retard. The swing arm trunnions are pegged, along with the steering column. This was done as standard for extra strength for off road work. Correct 6 stud rear hub.

There aren't that many of these around, so it's a nice addition to any collection.

£9000 ono


For further information please email
mark@velocetteclassics.com

1950 Velocette MAC

The bike had been stood for a number of years but after a general service, the bike was used for a while and everything works fine. All gears select as they should, easy to start and fun to ride. V5 present and still has it’s original registration number, MFO 928.

The bike was then stripped down for a re-paint and general tidy up. Many new parts fitted at this point including a new Pre-Monobloc Amal carb, valve guides and valves, fork tubes, bushes and seals, new springs which were sent for chrome plating, new stainless rims and spokes along with many stainless nuts and bolts. Although not completely put back together, the bike looked well having a slightly different Bobber look to it, so has been ridden for a short time like this. All the original tinware is still present and has been blasted and is currently in grey primer. There is a spare petrol tank and new wiring loom. So the bike can be used as is or put back to a more original look if you require.

£5950 ono.

Please get in touch if you require further details at
mark@velocetteclassics.com

1938 Velocette KSS MkII.

Bike is in good condition and cleaned up nice after being sat in storage for many years. Original registration number. The bike rides fine and goes up and down the gears nicely. Some non standard parts fitted to the bike but all period looking parts. Webb heavyweight girder forks. Please note that this bike has not been restored by Tanks Classics. Please get in touch for further details. £10,500 ono


Please email mark@velocetteclassics.com for further details.

1967 Velocette MSS

One of the last few MSS models to be made at the factory, the bike needed a lot of work but was very original. Matching number bike with it's original registration number. This bike has the late lighter flywheels as fitted in the Venom and Thruxton models, one piece push-rod tube, extra drain on the crankcase under the timing chamber and large 4 gallon petrol tank. Magneto and dynamo have been completely overhauled. A nice bike to ride. 
£9,500


Please email mark@velocetteclassics.com for further details.

1948 Velocette MSS

I currently have a 1948 Velocette MSS for sale. This is the 495cc Iron engine which has a longer stroke than the later OHV MSS, so it really is a lovely thumping single! Dowty front forks with rigid frame. Fully restored back in 2003 but still a great looking bike. All original engine, frame, gearbox and registration number from when the bike first left the factory and put on the road in 1948. Original buff log book and current V5C present. A great original example of this model.

£8,950 ono.

Please email mark@velocetteclassics.com for further details.

1954 Velocette MSS

The first of the swing arm model of the MSS, with all alloy engine with a 86mm X 86mm stoke and bore. Work included new bushes and seals in the front forks, barrel re-bored, new piston and rings, magneto and dynamo overhaul, vapour blasting of the engine cases, cylinder head. Petrol tank re-sprayed. New front mudguard, new seat, new exhaust system. The 376 carb has been overhauled and is now like new. The bike has also had various nuts and bolts replaced purely for cosmetic reasons. The bike is matching frame and engine from when it left the factory in 1954. Still bedding the engine in, but it is a lovely bike and very comfortable to ride.

£8,750 ono

Contact mark@velocetteclassics.com for further details

1926 Velocette EL3

Your chance to own a fully restored example of a very rare machine. 250cc 2 stroke, 3 speed gearbox.

Rebuilt from a very rusty basket case to concourse standard. It is fitted with an Amal carburettor for more reliable starting and running but I do have the original Brown and Barlow which has been renovated. I have a full history of the machine.

£8,750 ono.

Contact mark@velocetteclassics.com for further details

Tanks Classics Ltd. - Velocette Classics Part Shop On-Line Services

Tanks Classics now has the majority of parts needed for the swing-arm models of Velocette but also some parts for the earlier rigid and OHC models, including the following Velocette motorcycles, MSS, MAC, KSS, KTS. KTT, GTP, MOV, Venom, Viper. Thruxton, Clubman, and LE on our on-line shop. We also stock genuine Amal parts. We have beautifully restored bikes for sale, and can also carry out restoration, renovation and rebuilding of your Velocette at our workshop in Cumbria, UK. Use our Contact Us page to get in touch.