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• The reality of living with a Velocette
• Relative value of each model
• Spares prices
• Detailed, step by step guide – points to look for
• Auction guide
• Restore, or pay more to start with?
• Problems that arise with lack of use
• Useful contacts – clubs, parts suppliers, restorers
• Facts & figures
• A no-nonsense, straightforward guide to buying a Velocette single
STOP! Don’t buy a Velocette 350 or 500 single without first buying this book!
How to buy a secondhand Velocette single – this book covers the various models available, what to check and problem points to look out for, plus investment potential, specifications and useful contacts.
This Essential Buyer’s Guide includes everything the potential Velocette buyer needs to know: how to assess the engine, transmission, frame, paintwork and chrome, tinwork, wheels and tyres, brakes, electrics, and provides an explanation of engine and frame numbers.
With a detailed run down of the various models, and an assessment of which offers the best investment potential, there’s also plenty of advice on buying at auctions, essential paperwork, problems caused by lack of use, and a list of of useful contacts.
This is a truly comprehensive guide and is thoroughly recommended.
On The Level
Henshaw provides enough information on the “idiosyncrasies” of Velocette singles to make it apparent that while these are great old bikes, they are not for everyone, but when it comes to considering a purchase, his book really is.
The book is probably not aimed at the dyed in the wool long-time owner but at a newcomer to Velocettes, although that is not to say even the most cynical of owners would not get something from the format of the Guide when purchasing his next bike, or be tempted to look at other books in this series.
… essential reading for anyone seeking sound advice ... Easy to follow and utterly reliable ... If you already own a Velocette single, or are thinking of doing so, £12.99 is a very small price to pay for this utterly invaluable guide.
Old Bike Mart
Velocette is one of the definitive British singles of the 1950s and 60s
No other book offers a concise secondhand buyers guide