1939 Velocette KSS MkII, 350cc. Registration number 277 UXC ...



£7000 - £8000


1939 Velocette KSS MkII, 350cc. Registration number 277 UXC (non transferrable). Frame number KDD8666. Engine number KSS9051
The KSS (standing for Kamshaft and the SS for Super Sports) was introduced in 1925 and from the beginning the overhead camshaft K-type stamped its authority on its competitors, its victory in the Junior TT on its first outing establishing its credentials and kick starting a 20 year long distinguished competition career. Velocette introduced the first practical foot-change on the K-type in 1931 and the arrival of the Mk II KSS in 1936 saw significant enhancements. All new for that year was the aluminum-alloy cylinder head with enclosed valve gear, together with the cradle frame and heavyweight Webb forks of the new MSS. In this form the KSS was to remain in production until late 1947, heavy production costs contributing to its demise.
A touring version, the KTS was also developed with 19-inch wheels and matching mudguards. In 1936 Velocette developed the KSS Mk II, which had a Mk V KTT based chassis and a new engine with an alloy cylinder head.
From the Velocette Owners Club website, according to the Factory Despatch Book 6, it would appear that KSS/KTS engines with engine numbers 8016 – 9243, left the factory between May 1937 - Sept 1940. UXC’s engine number of KSS9051 putting it in 1939.
In 2004 John Andrew of Barton owned it, selling it in 2008. Our vendor bought it as a nearly finished project from these rooms in March 2021 when it came from a deceased estate auction. He then had to strip the engine as the wrong piston had been fitted, along with many other issues he got it on the road and enjoyed a summer of riding. It is now surplus to his requirements and is being moved on. He reports that the points need some adjustment to make it run smoothly.
Sold with the V5C and recent receipts for £753 for parts bought to make it rideable. It uses KTS mudguards instead of KSS ones.

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