1967 Velocette Vogue, 192cc. Registration number FXG 741E. Frame number 467/37 not confirmed. Engine number 8394/3 not conformed.
The Vogue first appeared at the Earls Court Show in 1962, based on the L.E. The body was constructed from fibreglass hung on a new main frame structure composed of a large backbone from the head stock to a cross tube above the rear fork pivots. Twin side by side headlights were provided and a wind shield was an option.
Performance was not good, and when tested in 1964, 60 mph was just achievable but dropped to 40 mph on small gradients. The Vogue was expensive at £246, and up to £272 if a windscreen, indicators and panniers were fitted. The Ariel Leader, its rival, sold for £225 and gave a better performance.
Velocette only sold 381 examples and about 83 are believed to still be in existence.
FXG is stated on the V5C as having 2 former keepers but nothing is known of its life until 2021, when it was acquired from a long term owner. It appears to have been restored at some point in the past.
Sold with the V5C, it will require light recommissioning due to the fuel tap leaking, but it is in working order.
Fees apply to the hammer price:
Room and Absentee Bids:
15% inc VAT*
Online and Autobids:
18.6% inc VAT*