Property of a deceased's estate,c.1961 Ariel 247cc Leaders x3 Frame no. 122496/T Engine no. 122496/T

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Lot 18
Property of a deceased's estate,c.1961 Ariel 247cc Leaders x3
Registration no. UCT 46 Frame no. 122496/T Engine no. 122496/T

Sold for £ 632 (US$ 791) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
c.1961 Ariel 247cc Leaders x3
Registration no. UCT 46
Frame no. 122496/T
Engine no. 122496/T
Designed by Val Page and his team, 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 while the rear chain was fully enclosed. A highly promising design capable of further development, the Leader/Arrow deserved better than to be prematurely axed by BSA in 1965. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, this Lot consists of three Ariel Leaders in varying states of repair and completeness. There is a V5 registration document for the Leader registered 'UCT 46'. No reserve.

Saleroom notices

  • There is the original old-style buff logbook with 'UCT 46', which reveals that the machine is an Arrow and not a Leader as stated in the catalogue. No Rear Wheel Frame Numer is T8168/A and Engine Number is T8168/A Ariel Leader 'RTL 904' Frame Number is T17899/B and Engine Number is T13409A Ariel Arrow 'UTC 46' Frame Number cannot be seen due to bodywork and the Engine Number is T22496T
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Property of a deceased's estate,c.1961 Ariel 247cc Leaders x3 Frame no. 122496/T Engine no. 122496/T
Property of a deceased's estate,c.1961 Ariel 247cc Leaders x3 Frame no. 122496/T Engine no. 122496/T
Property of a deceased's estate,c.1961 Ariel 247cc Leaders x3 Frame no. 122496/T Engine no. 122496/T
Property of a deceased's estate,c.1961 Ariel 247cc Leaders x3 Frame no. 122496/T Engine no. 122496/T
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