Bonhams : 1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T

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Lot 337
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D
Registration no. SV 9041 Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T

Sold for £ 8,050 (US$ 10,177) inc. premium
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D
Registration no. SV 9041
Frame no. V7665
Engine no. V8134 T
Discontinuing all of its existing models, Ariel introduced an entirely new range for 1910 powered by the White & Poppe 3½hp engine. Essentially Edwardian in conception, the 3½hp remained in production until 1925 when new Val Page-designed singles took over. Ariel's design department was blessed with a surfeit of talent as the Selly Oak firm approached the 1930s, Chief Designer Page having under his wing both Edward Turner and Bert Hopwood. The Ariel range at this time encompassed a dazzling variety of models: vertical engines, sloping engines, side valves, overhead valves - two or four per cylinder - all were represented along with Turner's revolutionary Square Four. It was Page though, who had laid down the basics of Ariel's four-stroke singles range in 1926, moved the magneto behind the engine for '27 and thus established the form in which the engine would survive for the next 30 years.

Last taxed to 30th June 2015, this overhead-valve Ariel is an older restoration in age-related condition that would respond well to detailing. Noteworthy features include a Brown & Barlow carburettor and Lucas 'King of the Road' headlamp, and a bulb horn. The machine is offered with an Ariel Owners Club dating certificate, SORNs, and a V5C Registration Certificate. An opportunity to acquire a rare overhead-valve Ariel of the late Vintage period.

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  • The frame number is believed to be a non factory stamp.
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1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
1927 Ariel 3½hp Model D Frame no. V7665 Engine no. V8134 T
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