Text from ad :1940 Ariel WNG 350 cc OHV , RAF War department model , Despatched to Chilwell , Between 27/8/1940 to 1/11/1940 , RAF contract number C8574 . Excellent condition , Just requires Rack painting , Number plates MXS988 and period graphics applying . Runs beautifully . Comes with V5C , Ariel Owners Club Dating Certificate , Frame number XG14189 , Engine number BH3374 , and RAF contract number information . "Battle Of Britain" , Delivery and Shipping arranged https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1266077
For a RAF engine the prefix should be R
Toolboxes look like Indian repro's.
The tank has two kneerubberholes on each side, thats one to many and they are both to high up on the sides.
Which leads me to think that the tank is also a repro.
Front mudguard has welded on ears for the front stay and the stay is a tube, should be a folded model with bolts through the top of the guard.
The guard is to short. I doubt if that started out as a WNG one. could be a repro.
Lower rear chain guard is missing, the top one....repro ?
Timing cover from a earlier date.
Folded handlebar levers, they should be solid.
Flimsy vertical bit on the horn bracket will vibrate as hell (always something to moan about the horn bracket
Oil line to rockers from the return side as on later swingarm models, so what did he do with the connection at the bottom of the timing case ?
(possibly the timing housing is a mid fifties type)
Ignition is advance by slack, which is not a bad thing but not correct for a WNG.
Looking at the handlebar set up I think it fails the Air lever, decomp is by -incorrect- lever and ignition by large manette on the right hand side.
All not o.k. when looking at the asking price, actually, it's a mess.
Build up to sell, most tin ware is repro. all yours for 7995,- GBP
I would run beautifully away
Looks like he did the rest of his house in the same color