Purchased in 1998, non running and with the whole bodywork requiring full restoration, as had been standing outside for a number of years.
Over the years of my ownership, I have fully rebuilt the engine, replacing any worn parts, and had all the frame, bodywork and metalwork stripped and re-painted.
The bike was first registered in the Isle of Man ( there is a continuation 'buff' log book ) and once I had finished the restoration, a MoT certificate was obtained to enable a V5C registration document to be issued with an age related number.
The necessary NOVA paperwork is in place.
The MoT was obtained in February and I assume that the 'tax' will require renewing in March 2019.
The speedometer reads 40700 miles.
The cosmetic parts replaced were the exhaust pipes and seat, the silencers have been re-chromed, together with other brightwork.
I have the windscreen extension, which is not shown on the photographs.
Both tyres are new as is the battery and drive chain.
The wheel rims are original and the chrome is dulled.
The last indication of when the bike was used on the road, is an Isle of Man tax disc which expired in 1978. There is a collection of letters, quotations for parts and receipts relating to the last Isle of Man owner.
As there was no record at DVLA for the bike being used on the mainland, I can only assume that the previous ( local ) owner did not get the bike to go or use it.
Ariel VH500 Red Hunter 1955, last year of the Half Width Hub Model. In Ariel circles this Post War Model of the VH500 is widely regarded as “The one to have”. First registered on the 21/10/1955.
This is a very good riders motorcycle presented in Oily rag condition and is both MOT exempt and road tax .....
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, .....
Ariel Square Four . Rare Mark I model. Only 3.922 ever build. The Mark I models do come with the all new full aluminium engine. This not only kept the bike running cooler, it also safed 30 pounds of weight to his predecessor.
These deluxe versions, look fantastic with its chrome tank, red and black .....
For sale 1937 Ariel 500cc Red Hunter 4 stroke single, the one to have with the high pipe & great pre war style. An original pre war classic with all correct frame, engine & registration numbers. From a private collection & in superb restored condition. Full paperwork including a current V5C and old .....
( WE CAN EASILY ARRANGE TO HAVE THIS ULTRA RARE 1931 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR 500cc OHC MODEL DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD )
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1931 Ariel Square Four 500cc Model 4F engine design by Edward Turner.
Edward Turner .....
MODEL HS MK1
500 OHV ALUMINIUM MOTOR
ARIELS ANSWER TO THE BSA GOLDSTAR!
RARE BIKE, ONLY 1000 PIECES PRODUCED
HIGH COMPRESSION ENGINE, HOT CAMS ,IMPROVED VALVESPRINGS ETC ETC.
AND THIS ARIEL IS EVEN MORE SPECIAL BECAUSE IT HAS ROAD-PAPERS, SO IT CAN BE USED NOT ONLY .....
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 .....
Beautiful Ariel Square Four 1935 Four Cylinder from the great Sir Edward Turner.
A piece of mechanical engineering ahead of it`s time.
Wonderful condition, with smith speedometer and clock..very rare to find.
Motorcycle in exhibition condition with certificate. Ignition was modified to battery .....
PLEASE NOTE THE BIKE IS CURRENTLY IN FRANCE BUT CAN BE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR FOR FREE... but, please, no more timewasters.
Well, here is a rare beast… a 1956 Ariel HS sidecar combination, fitted with a 1950 Watsonian International Competition swept-tail chair.
The only surviving example of the .....