Lot 254 - 1949 Ariel 350 NH
|Estimate||£3,250 - £4,250|
|Result||Sold - £3,920|
Val Page's arrival at Ariel in 1925 as Chief Designer would trigger an upturn in the Selly Oak firm's fortunes. Page designed new models to replace the existing range, the first of which - a pair of singles displacing 600cc (sidevalve) and 500cc (overhead-valve) - debuted later that year. By 1930, the Ariel single had gained a rear-mounted magneto and its distinctive timing cover and the engine's basic design - though frequently revised - would stand the company in good stead well into the post-war era. In 1932, the sports versions were christened 'Red Hunter' and, under Page's successor Edward Turner, developed into fast and stylish machines. In mid-1946 the Hunters became the first models to feature Ariel's new telescopic front fork and the following year could be ordered with the optional Anstey Link plunger rear suspension.
This 1949 Ariel 350 NH has had only one owner from new being imported by him in 1984, this motorcycle completely original never been restored but we are informed by the vendor that it is in running condition, the frame, forks and mudguards are black while the petrol tank are still in the original maroon and metal. An ideal motorcycle for that promissed restoration project.
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