1971 Ariel 3  Frame no. 004443 Engine no. 48-407013

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Lot 249
1971 Ariel 3
Registration no. XKR 56J Frame no. 004443 Engine no. 48-407013

Sold for £ 276 (US$ 339) inc. premium
1971 Ariel 3
Registration no. XKR 56J
Frame no. 004443
Engine no. 48-407013
The vendor acquired this Ariel 3 moped from a friend in lieu of payment for MoT’ing and selling her late husband’s car. The machine is offered with V5C, original bill of sale from 1971, together with a photocopied handbook, parts manual, a quantity of photographs and a short reference history of this unique three-wheeler. The moped comes with a rear-shopping basket complete with floral waterproof cover and full-height windscreen, these being standard Ariel accessories. It is thought that the machine has covered fewer than 15 miles from new. The current owner rode the Ariel shortly after it was given to him, since when it has remained in continuous dry storage. Surprisingly, the machine started readily seven months ago - for the first time in 20 years - although a stuck clutch prevented it from being ridden.
1971 Ariel 3  Frame no. 004443 Engine no. 48-407013
1971 Ariel 3  Frame no. 004443 Engine no. 48-407013
1971 Ariel 3  Frame no. 004443 Engine no. 48-407013
1971 Ariel 3  Frame no. 004443 Engine no. 48-407013
1971 Ariel 3  Frame no. 004443 Engine no. 48-407013
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