Velocette Thruxton metal wall sign
Essential lowbrow art for your garage, lounge, hall or ... wherever
Specifications: Tin plate backing. Folded edges. 300mm x 410mm. High resolution image (1,400 dpi). Printed direct to metal.
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
Customers who bought our Velocette Thruxton
£14.99 plus P&P
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Velocette built around 1,108 Thruxtons. The bike was based upon the mighty 499cc, 86mm x 86mm single-cylinder Velocette Venom launched in 1956. In its day, the name Venom was as revered in biking circles as the word "Pope" is revered in the Vatican.
Essentially, the Thruxton is a factory race kit for the Velocette Venom rider gunning for the Manx Norton and BSA Gold Star boys—and for anyone else who needed to have a little rubber kicked in his face.
The Thruxton package included (notably) a revised cylinder head, improved cam followers, and a fat Amal GP carb. That package was developed in 1965 and was launched in 1966.
In 1967, at the inaugural
With its instantly recognisable "Map of Africa" timing chest and slightly ungainly poise, the Venom/Thruxton was noted for being yet another quality product from a manufacturer which refused to cut corners or lower its standards.
But it was a complicated bike to produce and maintain, albeit a highly rewarding one when sorted. The last factory-produced Thruxtons were built in 1971. Read Sump's Velocette Thruxton buyers guide for more on these remarkable machines.
The tin sign featured here pays homage to the wonderful Thruxton; still a very credible classic racing contender, and a fantastic experience on a winding English road.
The size of this sign is a generous 300mm x 410mm, which is roughly the size of two A4 sheets of paper. The image is 1,400 dpi, which is way better than most, if not all, of the lesser quality stuff on the market. And the edges are folded to help preserve those delicate finger nails.
Also, these signs are printed direct to metal in the traditional way.
Will you like it when you see it? We think so. If we didn't, we wouldn't be flogging 'em.
We package these signs as well as we reasonably can, and we despatch as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours of ordering, and very rarely longer than 2-3 days if stock has run out and needs to be re-supplied.
Either way, we'll keep you posted. And if for any reason we can't supply your sign, we'll tell you without unnecessary delay and will refund your money in full.
And remember this if you will:
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