27th Mar, 2024 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
  Lot 243
 

1929 Ariel Model F
Competed in the Banbury Run many times

Sold for £8,510

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: WO 3292
Frame No: H2621
Engine No: 2286
CC: 500
MOT: Exempt

  • Authentically presented Ariel Model F 500
  • Enthusiast owned Banbury eligible bike
  • Supplied with a paperwork file and a V5C

Like a lot of British motorcycle companies, Ariel began producing bicycles in the late 1800s eventually progressing onto motorcycles in 1902. In the 1920/30s their design department included the likes of chief designer Val Page, Edward Turner and Bert Hopwood and it was Page who laid down the basics of Ariel’s four-stroke singles range when he moved the magneto behind the engine in 1927 and established the layout of Ariels singles for the next 30 years. After a typically rocky few years for manufacturers in the early part of the century, in 1932 Jack Sangster bought Ariel from the receivers at a bargain price. The company was renamed Ariel Motors (J.S.) Ltd, and promptly resumed production in a new factory in Selly Oak Birmingham and one of their first bikes produced was the Ariel Square Four designed by Edward Turner followed by the Ariel Red Hunter.

The Model F, first registered in Monmouthshire, was quite an advanced bike in its day sporting twin exhaust pipes ending in fishtail silencers, with a riveted-on badge saying they have the AA’s seal of approval. Bought by the enthusiast owner in 2002 and restored by him, keeping a good degree of originality over the next few years, he has competed in many Banbury Runs since. Not run for a while it will need some recommissioning before use and it comes with a file of receipts and information about the rebuild together with various bits of technical information, old MOTs and tax discs and a current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415 871189

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

An auction of classic motorcycles & vintage scooters taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands. Venue Details

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