1950 Velocette LE, 149cc. Registration number AEH 200A. Fram...

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1950 Velocette LE, 149cc. Registration number AEH 200A. Frame number 7747. Engine number 7714.
Launched in 1948, as the 'motorcycle for everyman', the Velocette LE addressed the criticisms most often levelled at motorcycles - that they were noisy, dirty and needed special clothing to ride - achieving impressive levels of silence, comfort and practicality. Sadly for the LE, its arrival coincided with the start of the scooter boom; asked to compete against Italian style, Velo's ugly duckling never stood a chance, even after the sidevalve flat twin's performance had been boosted by a capacity increase from 149 to 192cc in 1950. It was, however, a big success with UK Police forces - for whom its attributes were more important than its appearance - gaining the sobriquet 'Noddy Bike' as a result.
A partial restoration that will need some further recommissioning.
Sold with the V5C

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Auction Date: 26th Mar 2022 at 1:30pm

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