1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter Frame no. XG 27931 Engine no. CH 10423

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Lot 108
1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter
Registration no. OMK 589 Frame no. XG 27931 Engine no. CH 10423

Sold for £ 6,325 (US$ 7,751) inc. premium
1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter
Registration no. OMK 589
Frame no. XG 27931
Engine no. CH 10423
Ariel's non-participation pre-war in the TT led to a perception, not discouraged by other makers, that the make was, somehow, less sporting than the likes of Norton or AJS. Ariel, of course, did take part, with great success, in innumerable trials and reliability events, proving that their 'Red Hunter' was the equal of any other machine, a genuine 90mph fast roadster. Many thousands of its W.D version were used in WW2, further improving the model. Post-war, the 'Red Hunter' gained an excellent set of tele-forks from the established Selly Oak, Birmingham factory and became as well-favoured by knowledgeable riders as before. This lovely 500cc Red Hunter has been restored to almost factory standard, from a complete and original example, by a master Ariel restorer whose rebuilds are often in demand at Stafford. A matching-numbers motorcycle as per the RF.60, absolutely correct and described by the vendor as running beautifully, it is offered with an MOT until 10 June 2016, V5C and original RF.60 logbook. Subject to the usual safety checks.

Saleroom notices

  • We are advised by the vendor that following further research with the VMCC, this machine started life as a 1941 Ariel W/NG 350cc which we believe was rebuilt and re-registered in 1947 to the then current Red Hunter 500cc specification. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as the year of manufacture, model and specification of the machine prior to bidding. Accordingly, the estimate has been revised to £4,000-5,000. There is no old style log book with this Lot.
Contacts
1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter Frame no. XG 27931 Engine no. CH 10423
1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter Frame no. XG 27931 Engine no. CH 10423
1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter Frame no. XG 27931 Engine no. CH 10423
1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter Frame no. XG 27931 Engine no. CH 10423
1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter Frame no. XG 27931 Engine no. CH 10423
1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter Frame no. XG 27931 Engine no. CH 10423
1947 Ariel 497cc Red Hunter Frame no. XG 27931 Engine no. CH 10423
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