1960 Ariel 249cc Leader Frame no. T13163A Engine no. T13163A

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Lot 333
1960 Ariel 249cc Leader
Registration no. KSK 468 Frame no. T13163A Engine no. T13163A

Sold for £ 2,875 (US$ 3,645) inc. premium
1960 Ariel 249cc Leader
Registration no. KSK 468
Frame no. T13163A
Engine no. T13163A
Jumping on the bandwagon of the trend for scooters, and enclosures generally, had the added attraction for Ariel of the possibility of lower production costs due to the use of pressed steel parts and the consequent savings they may provide. From this standpoint it is easy to see the logic behind the development of the Leader. Designed, as many before, by Val Page, it was released to the press in 1958, and was a revelation to all with an interest in the industry. Fitted as standard with a screen, there was a range of optional extras available to the purchaser, from indicators to panniers and beyond. Purchased by the vendor in 2009, the Leader was complete and running, but required attention cosmetically. The engine/gearbox unit had been rebuilt by the previous owner and was therefore left untouched. The rest of the machine was dismantled and the cycle parts repainted. All brightwork was re-chromed, wheel rims were rechromed and rebuilt with new spokes, a new screen fitted, and the whole bike thoroughly checked, with any problems found being rectified. A Pazon electronic ignition system is fitted. It should be noted that the machine is fitted with the original steel panniers. Documentation consists of a current V5C, the vendor's purchase receipt, old mot certificates, ignition system instructions, and sundry restoration invoices/receipts. Since completion the machine has been used on the road a number of times.
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1960 Ariel 249cc Leader Frame no. T13163A Engine no. T13163A
1960 Ariel 249cc Leader Frame no. T13163A Engine no. T13163A
1960 Ariel 249cc Leader Frame no. T13163A Engine no. T13163A
1960 Ariel 249cc Leader Frame no. T13163A Engine no. T13163A
1960 Ariel 249cc Leader Frame no. T13163A Engine no. T13163A
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