FACTORY DESPATCH BOOK SERVICE

Amongst the many valuable benefits of VOC membership is the Factory Despatch Book Service, operated by the Club Registrar Colin Goodwyn. We can provide machine owners with a copy of the original factory record for single-cylinder motorcycles sold by Veloce Ltd. Our records cover most Velocettes built between June 1921 and May 1951, and all KTTs to 1953. There are exceptions: the Club does not have, and therefore cannot supply, details for the MAF, or for the MAC after Engine No. MAC 16676, or for any rear-sprung models (except the KTT). For information on MACs between Engine Nos. MAC 16677 and 19318 and for 1952-onwards rear-sprung-framed machines, you should consult either Grove Classic Motorcycles or The Velocette Motorcycle Co. in Meriden.

The list of the Velocette models covered by each volume of our records can be accessed below.

The information available is: engine number, frame number, invoice number and date, and the name of the dealer to whom the machine was sold. With the exception of export sales, the information may also include the customer’s name and address, the date of purchase and the name of his dealer. Pre-war records include the gearbox number and, in the 1920’s, the make of magneto, tyres, saddle, carburetter, lighting set, etc. were also often noted. Please note that frames were not used by Veloce in numerical order: also for some machines it can be difficult, and on rare occasions impossible, to locate the record.

A certified copy of this information is available to VOC members in the UK for a fee of £10, including postage, or £15 for overseas VOC members and for non-members. Requests for copies should be sent to Colin Goodwyn at 168 Dale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3PS or to velo-info@gmx.com. You will need to supply the FRAME NUMBER and ENGINE NUMBER (including prefix letters) of your machine. UK cheques should be made payable to “Velocette Owners Club”. Payments from overseas must be paid via PayPal to the VOC account: treasurer@velocetteowners.com.

Factory Despatch Book 1: 1921-1926

MODEL ENGINE No. DATE
D2, D3, DL2, DL3 801 - 1120 June 1921 - April 1922
E2, E3, EL, EL2, EL3, S3 1500 - 2385
2386 - 2481
Nov 1921 - Aug 1924
July 1924 - Aug 1926
G2, G3, GS2, GS3, GSC3,
GSS3, Whippet, GC2, GC3
3000 - 3970 Oct 1922 - April 1925
A, B, B2, B3 5001 - 6000 1922 - 1925
HSS, SS2 1 - 24 1922 - 1925
Speed 249cc, D2, D3, TT S1 - 40 Mar 1921 - Dec 1921

Factory Despatch Book 2: 1925-1929

MODEL ENGINE No. DATE
AC, B, AC2, AC3 1 - 1028 Dec 1924 - April 1927
H2, H3, HC, HC3, HS,
HS2, HS3,HCS, HCS3,
HSS, HSS3, HSC, HSC3
1 - 574 Nov 1924 - Aug 1927
K, KE, KN, KT, KSS,
KNS, KES
1 - 3464 June 1925 - Sep 1930
USS 1 - 287 Jan 1929 - Nov 1929
AC 1029 - 1235 April 1927 - Oct 1927
U, 32 1 - 1965 Dec 1927 - Dec 1929
GTP 1 - 41 Nov 1929 - Dec 1929
KTP 1 - 83 Nov 1929 - Dec 1929
KTT, KDT 73 - 195 April 1929 - Feb 1930
KTT 1 - 72 Oct 1928 - April 1929
Special engines 1 - 41 Feb 1925 - May 1927
HSS
HSS3, HCSS3,
HSSC3, HSC3,
HCS3, HCSS
42 - 47 May 1927 - Aug 1927

Factory Despatch Book 3: 1929-1932

MODEL ENGINE No. DATE
KTP 1 - 1304 Nov 1929 - Feb 1932
GTP 1 - 3403 Nov 1929 - June 1932
GTP 3404 - 3666 June 1932 - Oct 1932
KSS/KTS 3465 - 4299 Oct 1930 - Oct 1932
KTT 196 - 439 Feb 1930 - Sept 1932
KTT 930 June 1930

Factory Despatch Book 4: 1932-1935

MODEL ENGINE No. DATE
GTP 3665 - 5177 Oct 1932 - May 1935
MAC 1 - 1061 Oct 1933 - April 1935
KSS, KTS 4300 - 6030 Oct 1932 - July 1935
MOV 1 - 1583 June 1933 -July 1935
KTT 440 - 624 Oct 1932 - July 1935
KTT (1936 TT)

Factory Despatch Book 5: 1935-1939

MODEL ENGINE No. DATE
MSS 1000 - 2283 May 1935 - Jan 1937
KSS 7001 - 8015 Oct 1935 - May 1937
MAC 1062 - 3011 April 1935 - Mar 1937
GTP 5178 - 7147 May 1935 - Mar 1939
MOV 1584 - 3613 July 1935 - Mar 1939
KTT (11 machines) May 1936 - Dec 1938

Factory Despatch Book 6: 1937-1944

MODEL ENGINE No. DATE
MSS 2284 - 4688 Jan 1937 - Jan 1944
MAC 3012 - 5516 Mar 1937 - Mar 1939
KSS/KTS 8016 - 9243 May 1937 - Sept 1940
KTT 700 - 739 May 1937 - Oct 1938
KTT 801 - 851 May 1939 - Sep 1940

Factory Despatch Book 7: 1938-1944

MODEL ENGINE No. DATE
MOV 3614 - 4182 Dec 1938 - Nov 1943
GTP 7148 - 7640 Feb 1939 - Sep 1942
MAC 5517 - 6735 Feb 1939 - July 1944
MAC WD 11001 - 12321 May 1940 - Dec 1941

Factory Despatch Book 8: 1946-1948

MODEL ENGINE No. DATE
MAC 8001 - 10150 Mar 1946 - May 1947
MAC 10151 - 12395 Nov 1947 - Aug 1948
MSS 6001 - 8304 Sept 1946 - June 1948

Factory Despatch Book 9: 1946-1953

MODEL ENGINE No. DATE
GTP 9001 - 9247 Jan 1946 - April 1946
MAC 14094 - 15215 Feb 1949 - Aug 1950
MOV 6001 - 6500 May 1946 - Aug 1948
MAC 15216 - 16676 Aug 1950 - May 1951
KSS 10001 - 11300 Nov 1946 - Nov 1947
MAC 12396 - 14093 Aug 1948 - Feb 1949
KTT 902 - 2000 Oct 1946 - Mar 1953