Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Ariel 996cc Model 4G Square Four Frame no. AX154 Engine no. DE191

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Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Ariel 996cc Model 4G Square Four
Registration no. EFJ 691 Frame no. AX154 Engine no. DE191

Sold for £ 13,800 (US$ 17,378) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1939 Ariel 996cc Model 4G Square Four
Registration no. EFJ 691
Frame no. AX154
Engine no. DE191
Although launched as a '500', the Edward Turner-designed Square Four was soon enlarged to 601cc with an eye on the important sidecar market, this bigger version being made available for the 1932 model year. In 1937 a total redesign saw it re-emerge as the Model 4G, with 996cc overhead-valve engine, making the 'Squariel' an even more enticing prospect for sidecarists. Anstey-link plunger rear suspension became an option in 1939, and is fitted to this machine, but would not be offered again until 1946 when a telescopic front fork replaced the previous girder type. 'EFJ 691' comes with an old-style continuation logbook (issued April 1958) showing that the immediately preceding private owner, acquired the Ariel in March 1978 although it is believed he purchased the machine some years prior. There are three previous owners listed. The deceased purchased the machine via a dealer in November 2009 (receipt on file) and there are also invoices for various re-commissioning works carried out early in 2010, including overhauling the dynamo. Last MoT'd to November 2011, the machine has been garage stored for the last few years and will require re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before returning to the road. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned logbook and purchase receipt, two expired MoT certificates, and old/current V5C registration documents.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Ariel 996cc Model 4G Square Four Frame no. AX154 Engine no. DE191
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