1957 Velocette LE Mk II

Make: Velocette
Model: LE Mk II
Year: 1957
Registration Number: 563 XUH
Frame Number: 24853
Engine Number: 200/26347
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Mileage: 39933
Sold For: £1210

Lot No: 153

From 1948 until 1970, Velocette produced the ‘LE’, a light engined motorcycle that was intended to meet the need in post-war Britain for a reliable and economical mode of transportation.  Designed by Charles Udall, the LE was an innovative machine, stylistically unlike any motorcycle before; the four stroke, water cooled engine, clutch and gearbox unit were contained within enclosed panel work and the model benefitted from additions such as aluminium leg shields, foot boards, a glove compartment and detachable panniers. The LE was subsequently used by over fifty British police forces, and became known as Noddy Bikes, because of the nod Police officers had to give to their seniors.

This smart Mk II 192cc example has been the subject of a recent, sympathetic light restoration. Work carried out included a bare metal respray and the fitting of a new rear tyre and tube, a battery and electronic ignition. The vendor assures us that the machine runs nicely with its smooth engine.

The file contains a parts list, data and the V5C registration certificate.