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1939 Velocette KSS Special

Date Published:
10 Jul 2020
WA, United States

The marriage of a KSS motor with the more current MAC rolling chassis was a fairly common practice that resulted in a far better platform for the OHC KSS motor. Classic Motorcycle & Mechanics tested one in July ’92 and came away impressed with the combo. This example (’39 KSS motor # KSS9121 and ’54 MAC chassis # RS7479) was built by a Velo expert in the Florida area during ’91 and ’92 and I acquiredit in 2004. Rode it occasionally over the next few years and decomissioned it for display in my climate controlled collection in 2008. I consider the machine to be a fine example with no mechanical issues.