1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225

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Lot 380
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II
Registration no. VOJ 102 Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225

Sold for £ 13,225 (US$ 16,085) inc. premium
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II
Registration no. VOJ 102
Frame no. GM1144
Engine no. NML1225
In the 1950 catalogue Ariel billed their top-of-the-range 4G 1,000cc model as 'The World's most exclusive Motor Cycle'. Whilst they had dropped this slogan by 1957, the 4G Mark II was still one of the most exclusive and technically advanced machines of the period. With its square, four-cylinder layout it was silky-smooth, and famously reputed to be able to pull from 4 mph in top gear up to its maximum speed around 100mph. This 1957 example was acquired by the vendor in 2009 from a private seller in Brixton. He confirms that it was despatched from the factory on 10th July 1957 to Motor Sales Birmingham, and has original engine and frame. The owner advises us that he started the restoration in 2013, completing the work in 2015. He completely stripped the machine and stove enamelled the frame and all original tin ware. Brightwork and wheel rims were re-chromed; wheels were rebuilt with stainless spokes and new tyres/tubes fitted. The petrol tank was re-chromed and painted; seat recovered, new wiring harness fitted; all rubber items were replaced. The engine was completely stripped, found to be in excellent condition, and rebuilt once the sludge traps had been cleaned out. Paperwork consists of a current V5C. Renovated to an excellent standard, 'VOJ 102' fired up first kick on consignment, and has covered only 129 miles since the restoration was completed. It will require a period of bedding-in when a new owner comes to use it.

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1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
1957 Ariel 995cc Square Four 4G Mk II Frame no. GM1144 Engine no. NML1225
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