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  • £13,750 As stated
  • 1948
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Price £13,750 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make Ariel
Model hunter
  Hunter Trials
Year 1948
Country UK
Region Gloucestershire
Telephone 01242 393862
Status Trade
Date 30-Aug-2020
Ref C980108
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 .

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