c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Lot 112
c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project
Registration no. FB 9146 (see text) Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Sold for £18,400 (US$ 23,529) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
c.1932 Ariel Model 4F Square Four Project
Registration no. FB 9146 (see text)
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised
Designed by Edward Turner, creator of the legendary Triumph Speed Twin, the first Ariel Square Four was shown at the Olympia Motorcycle Show in 1930. Conceived as an overhead-camshaft 500, the Model 4F grew to 601cc in 1932 before a total redesign saw it emerge as the Model 4G, with 995cc overhead-valve engine, in 1937. Anstey-link plunger rear suspension became an option in 1939, but would not be offered again until 1946, when a telescopic front fork replaced the previous girder type. Square Four production, along with that of all other Ariel four-strokes, ceased in 1959. To date, the innovative Ariel Square Four remains unique in motorcycling history; a true 'gentleman's motorcycle', this refined yet charismatic machine retains an enthusiastic and loyal following and is highly prized by discerning enthusiasts.

Although this 4F's accompanying old-style logbook (issued 1947) gives the date of first registration as 10th April 1934, most of its major components date from circa 1931/1932, with the notable exception of the fuel tank, which is from later foot-change model. Sold strictly as viewed, 'FB 9146' was purchased by the vendor's father in August 1948 and dismantled in 1951, though it is not known why. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to the machine's completeness or otherwise prior to bidding. There is no V5C registration document with this Lot, and prospective purchasers should also satisfy themselves with regard to its current registration status.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is R411. We are unable to locate an engine number.
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