c1951 Viking Severn Valley – SN V978

1950-52 Viking Severn Valley SN V978

 

Comments:

The frame of this bicycle is believed to be circa 1951, based particularly on the seat stay tops which are similar to those seen on Master SS and early Tour of Britain frames.  The other features of this frame are consistent with that period.  The frame number appears to be an anomaly because later Severn Valley frames used the “V” prefix and then appeared to be numbered sequentially.  My current thinking is that this frame number fits into the early 1950s pattern of starting the number with a letter prefix, which in this case just happens to be V.  Catalogues would indicate that the Severn Valley was not designated the “V” series until later, so prior to that it would not have any significance.

Owner:  Alan Hughes

1950-52 Viking Severn Valley SN V978

1950-52 Viking Severn Valley SN V978