Ariel VCH 500 cc Competition Hunter Trials , 1948 ; To Full Works Spec !!! Competition Engine , With Magnesium Crank Cases !!! , Round Alley Barrel And Head ; W/R C Type Comp Gearbox ; BTH Comp Mag ; 21" Front Wheel ; 19" Back ; Original Red & Chrome , Indented Tank , For Full Fork Lock ; Original Mudguards ; Rubber Saddle , Etc . This Is An Extremely Rare Model , Which ; Apart From The Tyres , Is 99 % To Original Spec And Very Rare!!
This Actual Year And Model , Won The World Scrambler Championship In 1948 And 49 , With Harold Lines ! This Beauty Has Been Ridden Regularly And Well Cared For , For The Past 35 Years , By The Last Owner ; Now 82 Years Old ; Who Bought It From A Friend , Who Again Looked After It And Left It Original ! It Has Been Well Used And Very Well Maintained , Over The Past 65 Years , With The Engine And Gearbox Having Been Rebuilt , To Keep It In Tip Top Condition ; Though The Remainder Of The Machine Has Been Left Untouched ; As It Left The Factory , To Maintain Its Originality.
It's Been Used Extensively In The Salisbury Arbuthnot Trial ( named after Sir Robert / Admiral Arbuthnot ) All Details Of Which Are In Its History File . This Was A Very Tough , Time Trial , Over Some 75 Miles , On Ancient Tracks And Green Lanes. This Machine Has Got Great Provenance And History And Has Lovely Aged Patina. It Comes With Many Original Diagrams , Period Magazine Articles ; Receipts For Engine And Gearbox Rebuilds ; With Photos Of The Engine Rebuild , Etc , Together With All Details Of The Trials ; Etc , Etc ; Which Make Very Interesting Reading !
It Starts Easily And Sounds Very Healthy And Runs And Rides , Probably Better Than When It Left The Factory! So , All In All , A Very Rare Ariel Competition 500 , With Magnesium Crankcases ; Great Patina And Provenance. We've Never Seen Or Heard Of This Model , Before Now ; So Its A Very Rare Find Indeed! It Should Really Be In A Museum , Where Bike And Trials Enthusiasts Would Love To See It! So You Museums And Serious Collectors Out There , Please Call Us And Quickly , To Avoid Disappointment! Try And Find Another One ? ... You Won't ! A Fantastic Blue Chip Investment .
1959 Ariel 650 Huntmaster
Taken off the road in 1991 when the mag started acting up, the mag was reconditioned, the tank, mudguards and sidecar were repainted, wheels rebuilt, new shockers, exhaust, seat, wiring loom, levers, but never put back together. I have the original old seat and new one, .....
For sale 1937 Ariel 500cc Red Hunter 4 stroke single, the one to have with the high pipe & great pre war style. A rare pre war model . From a private collection & in superb restored condition. Full paperwork including a current V5C and old buff log book. MOT exempt, free tax & low cost insurance, a .....
Ariel Red Hunter 1938 350cc Rigid With Girders . A Lovely Example , With The Instruments In The Tank . ( not connected ) This Is A Lightweight , Easy To Manoeuvre And Rare Pre-War Model That Starts Easily And Rides As It Should . Very Easy To Live With And With A Good Turn Of Speed .
Tax And Mot Exempt .....
1954, original frame and engine number, last owner for 14 years, been laid up for a few years, put fuel in and away she went, goes through gears, we have done nothing else to it to keep the price down, will need going over before use, clean and tidy, original suppliers enamel badge on tool box (Philpotts .....
The Ariel Red Hunter was the name used for a range of Ariel single-cylinder motorcycles. The engines were all run for two hours on a test bench to maintain Ariel's record of reliability and quality control. The Red Hunter was a success and formed the backbone of the company, and made Ariel able to purchase .....
Very good example of this 1958 model Red Hunter. Fitted with 12v electrics, re-built magneto, Morgo oil pump, new carb from scrambler model and new rims & spokes. Also comes with original ?Buff? logbook/registration document and a workshop manual. Definitely worth viewing. *Mileage cannot be verified*.
WEST MIDLANDS MOTORCYCLE CENTRE.
ARIEL VH500 RED HUNTER (1955).
IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
SOME AGE RELATED IMPERFECTIONS.
RUNS AND RIDES WELL.
HISTORIC VEHICLE - TAX & MOT EXEMPT.
WILL BE SUPPLIED WITH 12 MONTHS MOT.
READY TO RIDE AWAY OR HAVE DELIVERED.