1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145

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Lot 252
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter
Registration no. HSU 671 Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145

Sold for £ 3,450 (US$ 4,343) inc. premium
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter
Registration no. HSU 671
Frame no. BP 5597
Engine no. BK 4145
Val Page's arrival at Ariel in 1925 as Chief Designer would trigger an upturn in the Selly Oak firm's fortunes. By 1930 the Ariel single had gained a rear-mounted magneto and its distinctive timing cover, and the engine's basic design - though frequently revised - would stand the company in good stead well into the post-war era. In 1932 the sports versions were christened 'Red Hunter' and, under Page's successor Edward Turner, developed into fast and stylish machines. Despatched new to Pike, Cornwall on 17 December 1946, this particular Red Hunter previously belonged to the late R G Lutman of Wareham, Surrey, from whose widow it was purchased by the current owner in 2007. Since acquisition the Ariel has been kept in dry storage and has not been started, and is presented today in 'as purchased' condition. The machine is offered with expired Swansea V5C document. Careful re-commissioning and the customary safety checks are advised before returning it to the road.
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1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
1946 Ariel 347cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 5597 Engine no. BK 4145
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