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1929 Velocette KTT engine parts – SOLD

Engine no: KTT153

It is a shame this was never built but the makings of a wonderful 1929 KTT 350cc engine are here below.

The KTT was a production racer built by the Veloce factory in Birmingham for the Isle of Man TT. Only 1000 were made over a 20 year period starting in 1929. It is said that these were the most successful 350cc race bikes in their day. This engine is from one of the earliest models.

The parts available for this engine are all shown below and it includes a barrel, 2 flywheels, cases, new and original pistons, racing carburetor etc. It will be sold through  ebay. The start date for the ebay sale is Thursday 25th September 2014. It is planned to end 10 days later.

CORRECTION: due to ebay pulling the item listing down and it having to be re-listed, this ebay auction now ends in the early hour of 07 Oct, 2014, at 00:11:37 AEDST (ie. you will need to be bidding around midnight AEDST on Monday the 6th October)

This is a wonderful opportunity for a Velocette fan or a classic racing enthusiast to acquire the makings of a renowned motor and either start on the creation of their own KTT or to add to an existing frame.

Having handled these parts myself to photograph them, I would also like to add that you can really see the craftsmanship that went into making them all those years ago – beautiful alloys and precision made pieces. Stunning.


1950 BSA ‘Bantam’ D1 – SOLD

engine no. 25567YD

This gorgeous little 125cc bike is wonderfully original and while it hasn’t run for a few years, it certainly did. Kevin always has a soft spot for these bikes having also raced on a Bantam in the 50s/60s.

This is an early plunger frame D1 .

Bantams were made by BSA in Hall Green from around 1948 and each bike was test ridden on their famous track before being shipped out for sale.

Nowdays, Bantams are a popular classic bike to restore and run with their size  making them easy to house, manoeuvre and ride.

This is now up for sale on ebay. There will be a single viewing day between 9:00am and 15:30pm (AEST) on Saturday 4th October, 2014 There will be a viewing day between 10:30am and 15:30pm on Sunday 5th October, 2014 at The Australian Motorlife Museum. The ebay auction ends on 08 Oct, 2014 at 23:39:40 AEDST.