1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362

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Lot 331
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster
Registration no. VTX 188 Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362

Sold for £ 3,565 (US$ 4,536) inc. premium
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster
Registration no. VTX 188
Frame no. APR8106
Engine no. MLF2362
Needing to produce a twin cylinder model to compete with the success of Triumph twins in the market place, Ariel designer Val Page created two 500 twins for the range in 1948, the KG and KH. Sometime later, again with market trends in mind, a larger twin, the 650cc FH Huntmaster was created for the 1954 season in an attempt to keep pace with other makers providing twins of the same capacity. Purchased by the vendor in 2008, this FH 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 had been reconditioned by a previous owner and was good. The gearbox was also in good working order. All brightwork was re-chromed, wheels were rebuilt with new rims and stainless steel spokes, new tyres and tubes were fitted, new shock absorbers fitted, brakes relined, the seat recovered, and the whole bike thoroughly checked, with any problems found being rectified. The electrical system was uprated to 12 Volts. Documentation consists of a current V5C, old mot certificates, and sundry restoration invoices/receipts. Since completion the machine has been used regularly on the road and is ready for use by a new owner.
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1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
1957 Ariel 649cc FH Huntmaster Frame no. APR8106 Engine no. MLF2362
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