1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G

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Lot 332
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports
Registration no. 430DXU Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G

Sold for £ 4,370 (US$ 5,468) inc. premium
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports
Registration no. 430DXU
Frame no. T28711G
Engine no. T28711G
The Arrow was a slimmed-down version of the Leader. Announced at the end of 1959 for the 1960 model year, and with a reduction in weight from the Leader, it was consequently nippier than its sibling. Further improvements in performance were incorporated early in 1961 for the new addition to the range – the Arrow Super Sports. The Sports model benefited from a larger carburettor and was claimed to be good for an extra 8 to 10 mph over the standard Arrow. According to Ariel the 'Golden' Arrow had 'youth built into every line, a machine for the real enthusiast'. Purchased by the vendor in 2010, this Arrow Super Sports was complete and running, but required attention cosmetically. The engine top end was stripped and rebuilt with new Suzuki piston rings, the gearbox and bottom end of the motor were good, and therefore untouched. The rest of the machine was dismantled and the cycle parts repainted. All brightwork and wheel rims were re-chromed, wheels were rebuilt with new spokes, the seat recovered, and the whole bike thoroughly checked, with any problems being rectified. Documentation comprises a current V5C, sundry restoration receipts, and the original RF60 buff log book which records that it was supplied to Pride and Clarke Ltd. in London, where it spent much of its early life.. Since completion the machine has been used on the road only a few times.
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1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
1962 Ariel 249cc Arrow Super Sports Frame no. T28711G Engine no. T28711G
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