Ariel 500 1936 Auction

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Ariel 500 1936 Auction

Postby TonyBaxter » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:33 pm

Not sure if it's been flagged up, but tomorrow lot 789 in H J Pugh's auction is a reputed 1936 500 Red Hunter reg number DFC 219 and V5 present. I'll not be bidding but perhaps one of you might like to?

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Re: Ariel 500 1936 Auction

Postby Paul_Linden » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:48 pm

Looks good, I wish I had the room for it.
https://www.easyliveauction.com/catalog ... o-lot-789/
Ariel Square 4 mk2, Ariel Square 4 mk3 (yes, really), Ariel Colt, Matchless G12, BSA C12. Room for one more......

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Re: Ariel 500 1936 Auction

Postby will_curry » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:28 pm

What look like WD girders, a much later carburettor and an enclosed valve gear
engine - not much of it is 1936.

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Re: Ariel 500 1936 Auction

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:09 am

The DVLA says 1936, the primary is 1936, the rims, box, oiltank and engine are VH, a 350 tank (some trial Ariels had that), the closed head and later frontforks are a logic update for a trials Ariel, we need numbers to know more.
Better ride it this way.
I wouldn't be surprised if it brings 8000-10.000 .

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Re: Ariel 500 1936 Auction

Postby will_curry » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:40 pm

If I'd gone to the trouble of getting W/NG forks I think I'd have got
a W/NG petrol tank too - without a panel.

Rigid and girders on a 500 Ariel make for a nice low light quick ride and
after a bit of work this one would be a nice ride.

What I object to is the 'original condition' in the advert.

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Re: Ariel 500 1936 Auction

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:06 pm

will_curry wrote:What I object to is the 'original condition' in the advert.

If we have the numbers and than the dating certificate you could be surprised with the orginality.

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Re: Ariel 500 1936 Auction

Postby will_curry » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:44 pm

Hopefully whoever buys it will join the club if they aren't already members
and we will find out some more details.

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Re: Ariel 500 1936 Auction

Postby Brian Petheram » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:03 pm

Sold for £6400 + 5% buyers premium.

As well as Will's and Adrie's points: clutch stop on gearbox looks bodged, dynamo and battery missing, front brake cable not adjusted at all so not a rider, post war rear number plate, wiring clearly utterly shot, also the rear mudguard stays are drilled - possibly for panniers which would support a WD origin for at least some of it. Appears to be devoid of an engine number.


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