Bonhams : 1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 344
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter
Registration no. WXG 971 Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)

Sold for £ 5,175 (US$ 6,591) inc. premium
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter
Registration no. WXG 971
Frame no. BP 14512
Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
Val Page's arrival at Ariel in 1925 as Chief Designer would trigger a welcome upturn in the Selly Oak firm's fortunes. Page designed new models to replace the existing range, the first of which - a pair of singles displacing 600cc (sidevalve) and 500cc (overhead-valve) - debuted later that year. By 1930 the Ariel single had gained a rear-mounted magneto and its distinctive timing cover, and the engine's basic design - though frequently revised - would stand the company in good stead well into the post-war era. In 1932 the sports versions were christened 'Red Hunter' and under Page's successor Edward Turner developed into fast and stylish machines. In mid-1946 the Hunters became the first models to feature Ariel's new telescopic front fork, and the following year could be ordered with the optional Anstey Link plunger rear suspension.

This Ariel Red Hunter is an older restoration in age-related condition that would respond well to detailing. Noteworthy features include a Lucas magneto and a Smiths 80mph speedometer. The engine turns over with good compression. The machine is offered with Ariel Owners Club and Draganfly dating certificates, SORNs, and a V5C Registration Certificate. It should be noted that the engine number appears to be overstamped.

Footnotes

  • 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.
Contacts
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
1948 Ariel 350cc Red Hunter Frame no. BP 14512 Engine no. AJ 2196 (see text)
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For Motorcycles (Lots 201-662) the Buyer's Premium will be 15% on the first £500,000 of the Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on the balance thereafter, VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Buyer's Premium for Memorabilia and Spares (Lots 1-198) will adhere to Bonhams group policy, the Buyer's Premium is 27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price; 25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000; 20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000 and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT. Some lots may be subject to VAT on the hammer price. These lots will be clearly marked with a dagger (†) printed beside the lot number in the catalog.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Storage Notices

Motorcycle Spares and Memorabilia Clearance
All purchased lots must be cleared from the sale venue by 7pm Sunday 28 April 2019. All un-collected purchased lots shall then be removed to Bonhams storage facility at: Bonhams Oxford Banbury Road Shipton on Cherwell Kidlington Oxford OX5 1JH Lots will be available for collection from 10am Thursday 2 May by appointment only.

To arrange collection please contact the Motorcycle Department +44 (0) 20 8963 2817 or ukmotorcycles@bonhams.com to make an appointment.

All lots will be charged a minimum of £12+VAT uplift and storage at £1+VAT per day per lot.

All lots marked with a ◊ will be charged £30+VAT uplift and storage at £6+VAT per day per lot.

All lots marked with a ◊◊ will be charged £60+VAT uplift and storage at £12+VAT per day per lot.

All lots marked with a ◊◊◊ will require specific shipping and storage arrangements, as they are either extremely large or heavy objects.

Please contact the Motorcycle Department for detailed information in advance of bidding. Failure to contact the department may result in your purchased lot(s) being uplifted to an offsite store at your expense. Shipping Enquiries: For all motorcycle spares & memorabilia shipping enquiries please contact Alban Shipping quoting your client, sale & lot number to discuss your shipping requirements Tel: +44 (0) 1582 493099 email:
enquiries@albanshipping.co.uk

Please note Bonhams do not provide shipping neither do Bonhams pack lots. Should you wish to organize collection of your lots via a third party carrier, they must check and pack lots on your behalf upon collection. Shippers or Agents wishing to collect on behalf of the purchaser must provide written instruction from the client before Bonhams will release the lot(s). All purchases are at the buyers risk from the fall of the hammer.