Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584

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Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2
Registration no. PHJ 240 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584

Sold for £ 11,500 (US$ 15,814) inc. premium
Four miles since total restoration
1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2
Registration no. PHJ 240
Frame no. CGM 1586
Engine no. CNML 1584
Designed by Edward Turner, creator of the legendary Triumph Speed Twin, the first Ariel Square Four was shown at the Olympia Motorcycle Show in 1930. Conceived as an overhead-camshaft 500, the model grew to 601cc before a total redesign saw it emerge as the Model 4G, with 995cc overhead-valve engine, in 1937. 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, the revised model, now capable of 90mph-plus, being known as the Mark 1. Introduced in 1953, the 'four pipe' Mark 2 with redesigned cylinder head elevated the Square Four into the league of genuine 100mph motorcycles. Square Four production, along with that of all other Ariel four-strokes, ceased in 1959. This late example had been unused since 1964 when it was purchased by the current vendor in 2009. A total 'last nut and bolt' rebuild was carried out between 2011 and 2012, and the Squariel is said to perform well, although it still requires running in having covered only four miles since completion. Too heavy for the elderly owner, the machine is reluctantly offered for sale and comes with a V5C document.
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Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
Four miles since total restoration,1958 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mark 2 Frame no. CGM 1586 Engine no. CNML 1584
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