c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597

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Lot 435
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project
Registration no. not registered Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597

Sold for £ 1,840 (US$ 2,361) inc. premium
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. none visible
Engine no. RBH 41597
By 1930 the engine of Ariel's Val Page-designed single-cylinder range had gained a rear-mounted magneto and its distinctive timing cover, and this basic design - frequently revised - would last well into the post-war era. For the 1936 season the Standard models were dropped and two new overhead-valve De Luxe models introduced: the 250cc LG and 350cc NG, complementing the sporting Red Hunters. When WW2 broke out, existing stocks of Ariel motorcycles (and those of other makes) were requisitioned for allocation to the British Armed Forces, pending the development of a military version of the 350 single, designated 'W/NG', which first appeared in 1940.

This military Ariel's 'RBH' engine number prefix indicates that it was produced for the RAF. The machine carries a tax disc that expired at the end of March 1972, which in all probability is when it was last used. Incomplete, the machine is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. It should be noted that this machine is not recorded in either the DVLA or HPI database.

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.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is WA 1499.
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c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597
c.1940 Ariel 346cc Military Motorcycle Project Frame no. none visible Engine no. RBH 41597
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