1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S
Lot 366
1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow
Registration no. ORN 530 Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S
Sold for £5,750 (US$ 9,017) inc. premium

Lot Details
1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S 1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow Frame no. T17067/S Engine no. T17067/S
1960 Ariel 247cc Arrow
Registration no. ORN 530
Frame no. T17067/S
Engine no. T17067/S
The Ariel Leader, and its sports derivative, the Arrow, sought to combine the virtues of speed and agility with those of cleanliness and convenience. Launched in 1958 and powered by an all-new 247cc air-cooled two-stroke twin with unit gearbox, the Leader also broke with British tradition in its frame and suspension design, employing a stiff, fabricated-steel beam instead of tubes, and a trailing-link front fork. Detachable panels enclosing the engine and most of the rear wheel extended forwards to meet leg shields and screen, and the rear chain was fully enclosed. Announced late in 1959, the Arrow dispensed with the Leader’s enclosure panels and weather protection while remaining mechanically virtually identical. A highly promising design capable of further development, the Leader/Arrow deserved better than to be prematurely axed by BSA in 1965, thus allowing the Japanese to exploit the growing market for 250 two-stroke twins without serious competition. This early Ariel Arrow was supplied new via Stan Marks Ltd of Preston in September 1960. ‘ORN 530’ was fully restored by the current owner in the early/mid-1990s and has been on display in his museum since then. The machine is offered with a photocopy of its original logbook, old-style Swansea V5 registration document and a substantial file of restoration invoices and other paperwork.
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