c.1970-1974 Ariel 3 Mopeds x3

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c.1970-1974 Ariel 3 Mopeds x3
Registration no. CYA 57J, RWF 854N, unregistered

Sold for £ 161 (US$ 202) inc. premium
c.1970-1974 Ariel 3 Mopeds x3
Registration no. CYA 57J, RWF 854N, unregistered
'Here it is. Whatever it is.' That was how the BSA Group's advertisers heralded the arrival of the ill-conceived Ariel 3 in 1970. A tricycle aimed squarely at commuters, the Ariel 3 was powered by a 50cc Dutch Anker engine and featured a clever banking front end controlled by torsion bars, while its closely-spaced rear wheels, which remained upright, allowed the Ariel trike to be classed as a moped. Sadly, the machine turned out to be a disastrous flop, the £2 million wasted on the project playing a big part in precipitating the Group's subsequent collapse. Nothing is known of the background of these three Ariels, which were purchased at unknown dates by their late owner and have been kept in dry storage, un-restored, since acquisition. There are no documents with these machines, which are offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. No reserve.
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c.1970-1974 Ariel 3 Mopeds x3
c.1970-1974 Ariel 3 Mopeds x3
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