1936 Ariel 601cc Model 6F Square Four Frame no. Y11333 Engine no. XB415

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1936 Ariel 601cc Model 6F Square Four
Registration no. CNE 171 Frame no. Y11333 Engine no. XB415

Sold for £ 16,675 (US$ 23,014) inc. premium
1936 Ariel 601cc Model 6F Square Four
Registration no. CNE 171
Frame no. Y11333
Engine no. XB415
Designed by the legendary Edward Turner, the Ariel Square Four was first shown at Olympia in 1930. Unique at the time of its introduction, the 'Squariel', as it was swiftly dubbed, featured a single block of four cylinders and twin geared-together crankshafts with pistons phased at 180 degrees. The crankcase was split horizontally, unusually for a motorcycle engine of the period, while the vertical valves were operated by a single overhead camshaft. Although launched as a '500', the Squariel was soon enlarged to 601cc with an eye on the important sidecar market, this bigger '6F' version being made available for the 1932 model year. This Model 6F was purchased by the current vendor in 1970 and stored until 2005 when it was re-commissioned. The machine has been kept as original as possible, though new tyres and chains have been fitted to pass MoT tests. In 2005 the engine top end was rebuilt and the magneto and dynamo were professionally overhauled (the latter converted to a modern 2-brush CVC system) and since then the Ariel has attended many rallies. Described as running well, this delightful 'time warp' Square Four is offered with Ariel Owners MCC dating certificate, sundry restoration invoices, expired MoTs, current road fund licence and V5C registration document.
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1936 Ariel 601cc Model 6F Square Four Frame no. Y11333 Engine no. XB415
1936 Ariel 601cc Model 6F Square Four Frame no. Y11333 Engine no. XB415
1936 Ariel 601cc Model 6F Square Four Frame no. Y11333 Engine no. XB415
1936 Ariel 601cc Model 6F Square Four Frame no. Y11333 Engine no. XB415
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