Property of a deceased's estate,1952 Ariel 995cc Square Four Mark I Frame no. ES140 Engine no. TM1254

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Property of a deceased's estate,1952 Ariel 995cc Square Four Mark I
Registration no. TFC 252 Frame no. ES140 Engine no. TM1254

Sold for £ 9,775 (US$ 13,442) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1952 Ariel 995cc Square Four Mark I
Registration no. TFC 252
Frame no. ES140
Engine no. TM1254
In 1937 a total redesign saw the Ariel 'Square Four' re-emerge as the Model 4G, with 995cc overhead-valve engine, making it an even more enticing prospect for sidecarists. Anstey-link plunger rear suspension became an option in 1939 but would not be offered again until 1946, when a telescopic front fork replaced the previous girder type. An exercise in weight shedding saw the cast-iron cylinder head and barrel replaced by alloy components for 1949 on the revised 'Mark I', which was now capable of 90mph-plus. 'TFC 252' was sold new via Kings of Oxford and comes with its original old-style logbook confirming matching numbers. Ariel Owners MCC correspondence on file states that it is one of 45 late 1952 Square Four Mark Is that left the works with early 1953 frames. The machine was purchased by the late owner in May 2010 from Atlantic Motorcycles (sales receipt on file). Also on file is an invoice for stripping and rebuilding the transmission, repainting the tank; checking the timing, tappets, carburettor, etc; fitting a new battery; and various other works. There is also a bill for new wheel rims and spokes. Last MoT'd to May 2011 and dry stored since then, the machine will require re-commissioning before returning to the road. Accompanying documentation consists of the aforementioned logbook, correspondence and bills; SORN paperwork and V5C registration document. The machine also comes with various instruction and maintenance manuals, spare parts books and price lists.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1952 Ariel 995cc Square Four Mark I Frame no. ES140 Engine no. TM1254
Property of a deceased's estate,1952 Ariel 995cc Square Four Mark I Frame no. ES140 Engine no. TM1254
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