Introduced at the November 1938 Earles Court ( UK) Motorcycle show, the newly introduced Velocette Mk.8 KTT production racing motorcycle was eagerly awaited by motorcycle racers and enthusiasts.
In Dec.1946 the listed price for 1947 was UK£240 (+UK£64.16.0 purchase tax in UK)
For 1950 UK£260 (+UK£70.3.0 PT in UK)
The price of various items was also of considerable interest…
A WM1x21” or WM2x19” Dunlop alloy rim were UK£5.5.0 each ( interestingly a bare steel rim was UK£0.18.0 and an enamelled rim UK£1.10.0 each), bad news if you crashed and buckled the rim.. several weeks wages at the time.
A complete frame with a pair of Dowty Oleomatic suspension units was UK£67
Bathurst, NSW Australia for the 1950 Easter motorcycle races...Bruce Traynor, astride the P and R Williams Mk.8 with Ken and Merv Waggott and the P and R s ute ( pickup) with another Mk.8 in the background. P and Rs were the NSW Velocette distributors.
A cylinder head, not complete was UK£37
A pair of crankcase castings, machined UK£17.I.00, but I was unable to find a price out for a set of Webb TT girder forks ( or any of their girder forks for that matter), so the final price for the KTT is LESS a set of forks…UK£480…. That’s over four times the price of the new motorcycle.