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1964 ARIEL 247CC LEADER (LOT 304) SOLD by Auction

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  • £1,500 Auction Estimate
  • 1964
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Price £1,500 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Ariel
Model LEADER
Year 1964
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 20-Jul-2020
Ref C1247543
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.

SALE TIMES
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

VIEWING
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.

VIEWING TIMES
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.

AUCTION ADDRESS
Hangar 113
Bicester Heritage
Buckingham Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 5HA


1964 ARIEL 247CC LEADER
REGISTRATION NO. JHR 213B
FRAME NO. T33619/B
ENGINE NO. T33619-B
With its enclosed bodywork, leg shields, windscreen, and neatly integrated optional panniers, the Val Page designed Ariel Leader attempted, and largely succeeded in combining the handling benefits of a motorcycle with the protection and convenience of a scooter. It was the first British motorcycle to be fitted with flashing indicators. Ahead of its time in many respects, it surely deserved further development before BSA ceased production in 1965. A matching numbers example, this Leader previously belonged to the lady vendor's late brother in law. It was first registered on its present registration number in October 1988. The odometer displays 20,699 miles and is flanked on one side by a sought-after Smiths eight-day clock. 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.

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