Restoration Guide: VELOCETTE GTP 1930-46


The specialist
An anonymous owner, we will refer to him as ‘Val’, has hands-on experience of GTPs and offered advice on running and restoration.

Spares, if required, are wherever you can find them. Marque specialist Grove Classics has some GTP parts, but warns demand is low and will not warrant the investment for manufacturing further stocks.

Thanks to both for their words of wisdom. Membership of the Velocette Owners’ Club is also recommended.

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■ Grove Classics: 01234 752033;
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Model history
Innovative, often ahead of their time, earlier products from Veloce were not always to conservative motorcyclists’ tastes. The exceptions were the two-stroke lightweights.

Following the appearance of its first two-stroke in 1913, Veloce had continuously refined such engines.

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By the late 1920s, these had evolved to under-square 250cc singles, with over-hung crankshafts, an external flywheel and automatic lubrication. They handled, had good brakes and a quality finish.

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