Bonhams : 1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T

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Lot 339
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G
Registration no. TX 9827 Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T

Sold for £ 13,800 (US$ 17,447) inc. premium
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G
Registration no. TX 9827
Frame no. 8639
Engine no. K8091 T
• Top-of-the-range sports model with polished engine internals
• An older restoration
• Eligible for the Banbury Run

Discontinuing all of its existing models, Ariel introduced an entirely new range for 1910 powered by the White & Poppe 3½hp engine. A 482cc sidevalve single featuring widely-spaced valves in 'T-head' configuration, this unmistakable unit would power the half-litre Ariels for the next 15 years. Indeed, so successful were these new models that Ariel's parent company, Components Ltd, acquired the rights to White & Poppe's design in 1911 and began producing it in house. The bore was soon enlarged, increasing the swept volume to 498cc, and in this form the engine appeared in the new 3½hp model at the 1919 Olympia Motor Cycle Show, the first to be held after The Great War. Ariel's half-litre model was available in two basic configurations: Sports (with a choice of all-chain or chain-cum-belt drive) and Touring, which featured all-chain drive. A three-speed countershaft gearbox was standard throughout the range, and although its 8hp twin-cylinder contemporary enjoyed the benefits of expanding-drum brakes, the '3½' kept faith with dummy belt-rim stoppers. Essentially Edwardian in conception, the 3½hp Ariel 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 entered the 1930s, Chief Designer Val Page having under his wing both Edward Turner and Bert Hopwood. 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. Ariel's 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.

Mike Taylour was particularly proud of this overhead-valve Ariel Model G sports roadster, which was taken to Holland in September 2018 and is one of the last machines he exhibited. 'TX 9827' is a nicely patinated older restoration that would respond well to detailing. Noteworthy features include an Amal carburettor, Smiths 100mph speedometer, Lucas 'King of the Road' headlamp, and a Lucas magneto. The machine is offered with a purchase receipt (2011), an old-style logbook (issued 1947), two bills, and a V5C Registration Certificate. An opportunity to acquire a rare overhead-valve Ariel of the late Vintage period.

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  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

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  • The frame number is believed to be a non factory stamp.
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1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
1930 Ariel 497cc Model G Frame no. 8639 Engine no. K8091 T
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