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1967 Velocette Thruxton Endurance Racer Pictures

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This stunning endurance racer was bought in France in 1990 and brought back to the UK the same year. It took part in 24 Bol d’Or endurance events in 1967, 68 and 69 – completing the event in 67 and 69 only. A Thruxton of the same build won the production TT in 1967. The Thruxton was the last of the great machines to come from the Hall Green Velocette factory which finally closed its gates in 1971. What a fuel tank!

  • Manufacturer: Velocette
  • Model: Thruxton Endurance Racer
  • Engine: 500cc
  • Year: 1967
  • Decade: 1960s
  • Machine Type: Race

4 Responses to “1967 Velocette Thruxton Endurance Racer”

  1. Waspfarmer on March 24, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    It’s pictures like this that fuel a magical feeling of impending joy, like one has as a child on Christmas eve soaking up a twinkling tree, the satin ribbon on a big box reflecting red and gold…

  2. Damn now you tell me!! After watching my hero Geoff Duke take all on at Oulton Park I
    was planning ? as They say “in your dreams” to be the new owner of the Gilera 4 ah well I only had about Four Pound Ten left after the races anyway, but boy that machine sounded great!
    Frank.

  3. They just don’t make them like this any more. It baffles me that no bored millionaires have re-started Velocette and started building bikes like this again for a whole new generation.

  4. DESPREZ Michel on March 10, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    Hello
    This Thruxton presents some details which can let me think that it could be the bike i owned when i was young. Bought new in July 1967 in Paris,solded in August 1968, to Mr Manfred Gossbaier, who attend the 1969 Bol d’or with it.
    If somebody has more information on this bike to confirm or not , or knows he actual owner,please let me know, i would be happy to be in touch with him,and give more informations regarding the bike if it is really my first Velocette.( i rode my thruxton in several races in 1968, photos,…)
    Michel DESPREZ (France).mail:maxpower@club-internet.fr.
    (today,owner of a 1968 Thruxton),

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