Property of a deceased's estate, 1959 Ariel 650cc Model FH Huntmaster Project Frame no. CAPR12469 Engine no. to be advised

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Lot 520
Property of a deceased's estate, 1959 Ariel 650cc Model FH Huntmaster Project
Registration no. VYV 668 Frame no. CAPR12469 Engine no. to be advised

Sold for £ 230 (US$ 298) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1959 Ariel 650cc Model FH Huntmaster Project
Registration no. VYV 668
Frame no. CAPR12469
Engine no. to be advised
A BSA Group exercise in 'badge engineering', the Huntmaster deployed the 650cc twin-cylinder engine of the BSA A10 in Ariel's new swinging-arm frame. In Ariel guise the power unit differed only in detail, its origins being disguised beneath a reshaped timing cover, while on the primary drive side Ariel's traditional dry clutch was retained. The factory claimed a top speed of 90-95mph, with fuel consumption of 65-70mpg when cruising at 45mph. Produced from 1954, the Huntmaster disappeared along with the rest of Ariel's four-strokes in 1959.
Dating from the final year of production, this dismantled example has belonged to the late owner since the mid/late 1960s. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, the machine comes with a buff continuation logbook (issued 1959) and an old-style V5 registration document.
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