GEB354 Where is it now?

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GEB354 Where is it now?

Postby martkey » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:31 pm

I owned GEB354, a 1957 VH 500 back in 1972 when I was 14. It was bought for £8 and I rode it on the tracks and fields on dads farm, It was complete and original apart from the missing chain guard/case and the air filter.

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Postby joegibbs » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:24 am

I can help you. GEB354 is alive and well. I bought her as a basket case back in the early 1990's. I had the old log book so was able to retain the number. She had lost the VH motor and gained an NH motor. I already had my dad's 1958 VH restored , so was looking for something to build and use as winter commuting transport. If you search for "Ermyntrude" you may find some pictures. She is taxed and on the road and is used and loved. If you give me your email I can send you quite few pictures.
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Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:27 am

That's a good result, the power of the Internet
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Postby joegibbs » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:29 am

I was so stunned, I had to go and look in the big shed to check the reg. !
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Postby martkey » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:32 pm

joegibbs wrote:I was so stunned, I had to go and look in the big shed to check the reg. !

Well that is a surprise..!
Joe, I can tell you about a little bit more of it's history after I sold it if you are interested. martin.key@btinternet.com.

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Postby keith.mettam » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:35 pm

Joe, Are your registration and make (Ariel) details correct as the quoted registration does not appear on the DVLA Vehicle Enquiry site at all ? Odd!
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Postby joegibbs » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:47 pm

Just spotted the comment re. not on DVLA. It seems the DVLA sometimes gets the "Make" fields on it's database a bit confused. To find GEB 354 you have to enter the make as Ariel redhunter nh. This is just as it appears on the V5C. On my Other Ariel the make is recorded as just Ariel. So there you are!
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Postby alan.moore » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:56 pm

As Joe points out, when doing a DVLA vehicle enquiry check it all depends on what the 'make' is shown as on the V5C as that is what the online system searches on. My 1939 VH is recorded on the V5C as an Ariel redhunter. If you search online for Ariel it does not bring up a match.
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Postby john.mitchell » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:46 am

For non AOMCC members who will not have seen it before, Ermyntrude aka The Mad Cow has been on the front of Cheval.
Ermyntrude small.jpg
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Re: GEB354 Where is it now?

Postby simon.holyfield » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:21 pm

Does the camouflage change for the summer weather?
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