c.1942 Ariel 346cc W/NG
Frame no. XG37008
Engine no. GBH26849
For the 1936 season the Standard versions of Ariel's Val Page-designed singles were dropped and two new overhead-valve De Luxe models introduced: the 250cc LG and 350cc NG, complementing the sporting Red Hunters. When WW2 broke out, existing stocks of Ariel motorcycles (and those of other makes) were requisitioned for allocation to the British Armed Forces, pending the development of a military version of the 350cc single, designated 'W/NG', which first appeared in 1940 and was manufactured throughout the war. This example was bought from Athens' Hassani military airport (later the Ellenikon civilian airport) at the end of WW2. Restored in 2007 with the assistance of Vassilios Papaioanou and presented in running order, it benefits from recent servicing and is described as in generally very good condition. There are no documents with this Lot.
- The Frame no. is XG16629. The Engine no. is RBH26849.