This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.
Friday 14 August Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 212) 10am
Saturday 15 August Motorcycles (Lot 301 - 462) 10am
Sunday 16 August Motorcycles (Morbidelli Collection) (Lot 501 - 704) 10am
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.
Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.
Wednesday 12 August 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 13 August 9am to 5pm
Friday 14 August 9am to 5pm
Saturday 15 August 9am to 5pm (Lots 501-704 only)
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register:
1962 ARIEL 247CC ARROW SUPER SPORTS (LOT 301)
REGISTRATION NO. HVS 179
FRAME NO. T29141/G
ENGINE NO. T29141-G
Ariel's Arrow Super Sports, often referred to as the Golden Arrow, first hit the road in August 1961 and remained in production until May 1965. Mike O'Rourke had ridden a Herman Meier tuned Arrow to an amazing 7th place in the 1960 Lightweight TT against many much more exotic racing machines, maintaining an average speed of 80 mph, so it certainly had potential. Many have speculated that it could and should have been further developed, and not long afterwards the Japanese proved that there was a very real market for 250cc two stroke twins. This matching numbers example was bought by the lady vendor's late brother in law in November 1994. Virtually nothing is known of its history or mechanical state. It is accompanied by a V5C. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the motorcycle's completeness and mechanical condition.
£1,500 - 2,000
€1,700 - 2,200
To be sold without reserve
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.
Matching numbers and original registration. Completely restored from the ground up. Finished in chip-resilient powder coat in the original colours of light admiralty grey and cherokee red. The engine.....