1935 Ariel Red Hunter
Frame no. Y8953
Engine no. 1581
Introduced in the early 1930's, the Ariel Red Hunter is arguably one of the best looking machines of the period. Featuring the vertical twin port single cylinder 349cc overhead valve engine and fishtail exhaust, it looks distinctly sporting.
By 1930, Ariel's Val Page-designed singles had gained a rear-mounted magneto and their distinctive timing cover, and this basic engine design, though frequently revised, would last well into the post-war era. The sports versions were christened 'Red Hunter' and under Page's successor, Edward Turner, developed into fast and stylish machines. In 1946 the Hunters became the first models to feature Ariel's new telescopic front fork, and the following year could be ordered with the optional Anstey Link plunger rear suspension. This complete example is typically attractive in its red and chrome color scheme with black frame and fenders is offered for mechanical restoration.
- The engine is a single port, touring model of 350cc. The correct engine number is KA1581. Additionally please note that the title for this Lot is in transit.