1964 – VELOCETTE VENOM THRUXTON – 500
The Venom Thruxton incorporated all the accumulated experience gained in the years the Venom Clubman has been raced in long-distance events, plus the developments of the 12 and 24-hour record breaker. Production race successes, notably in the Thruxton 500 Mile event, prompted Veloce Limited to adopt the name for their newly introduced top-of-the-range sports roadster in 1964. Based on the existing Venom, the Thruxton featured a tuned engine with revised, big-valve cylinder head, Amal GP carburettor, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footrests and a twin-leading-shoe front brake as standard equipment. Although much admired by the cafè racing fraternity, the Thruxton’s necessarily high price limited its appeal to a select handful of wealthy connoisseurs; today the Thruxton is one of the most sought after of post-war Velocettes.
Production: Ca. 1108
Design: Goodman Family
Provenience: CMM Collezione Motociclistica Milanese