c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335

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Lot 328
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG
Registration no. 620 XUY Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335

Sold for £ 3,220 (US$ 4,083) inc. premium
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG
Registration no. 620 XUY
Frame no. XG14160
Engine no. BH3335
Ariel had been manufacturing motorcycles from the beginning of the industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and during the 1930s its range consisted of single-cylinder versions, plus the radically different Square Four models. When the storm clouds of the Second World War loomed overhead, the government tasked Ariel, along with other manufacturers, to create motorcycles suitable for despatch riders, and it fell to Val Page, recently returned to the firm from BSA, to design it. He came up with the W/NG which was based on the overhead valve road-going 350, with aspects of the competition variants of the day. Purchased by the vendor in 2011, 620 XUY had been 'civilianised' at some time in its life, possibly when it was sold off in 1948, and was complete and mostly original, but requiring attention. The machine was dismantled and the cycle parts repainted. The top end of the engine was stripped and rebuilt, the bottom end checked and found to be good. The gearbox was also in good working order. All brightwork was re-chromed, a new exhaust system fitted, wheels were rebuilt with new rims and spokes, new tyres and tubes were fitted, the magneto reconditioned, and the whole bike thoroughly checked, with any problems found being rectified. Documentation consists of a current V5C, an old mot certificate, purchase invoice, and sundry restoration invoices/receipts. Since completion the machine has been used on the road on a number of occasions.
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c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
c.1941 Ariel 349cc W/NG Frame no. XG14160 Engine no. BH3335
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