500cc OHV Sport
English Ariel model D. This is a 500cc OHV from 1927. Ariel had 2 OHV models in the range of 1927. Model C was the standard version and model D was the luxury version. This is a luxury model D with all race/sport options. One could buy different options for each model, this motorcycle has all race/sport options such as: Amal TT carburetor, Lucas racing magnet, footrests instead of footboards and HQ (High ratio) gearbox. This makes this already fast motorcycle even sportier. In 1927 Ariel had a lot of problems with the frames. These always broke and it was so that you could get from your dealer a new improved frame for free. The 2nd model frame did not fit either, and so there have been 3 models of frames. This motorcycle has the original 3rd type reinforced frame that was good. This is a very nice and good running motorcycle with nice details such as the race options, oil dripper on the tank and hand and foot clutch. This is also the first year that Ariel switched from flat tankers to saddle tank models. This motorcycle was for years the property of Willem Molenaar the brand specialist of the Ariel club in the Netherlands. Rarely are these models offered.
price 14.500 euro = 13.000GBP
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