I'm planning on selling my 1939 Square Four 600 OHV and 1933 Ariel 600 VA projects. I will probably stick them on e-bay with starting prices of £500 each as I don't know what they're worth these days. I'm selling because I have too many projects and too little time to get them done and also to pay for the restorations of my other '39 Square Four 600 and '39 OG 250.
I've been following the debate about prices and while I would love to sell them at a low price to a fellow enthusiast I have to face the financial reality: My '39 4F tank cost £1,000 to restore including removing dents, re-chroming and painting by a specialist, my magdyno £550 to rebuild, the engine has just been rebuilt by a well renowned specialist at a cost of £5,500 (beautiful job though), the wheels have cost £750 to re-chrome, rebuild, re-spoke and fit with suitable tyres, two original rear guards which can be made into one good one cost £400 plus innumerable other parts running into the thousands. That's without the purchase price which was not cheap. As for the '39 OG: that's not far behind in cost apart from the engine which I rebuilt myself with parts from the club and Draganfly but it still ran into the many hundreds. When the bikes are finished the restoration costs will far outstrip their value.
I guess my point is that if everything connected to restoring the bikes didn't cost a fortune then I could afford to let the bikes go cheaply to someone who will restore and ride them but as it is I need as much money as I can to pump back into getting a couple of magnificent 74 year old Ariels back on the road after they've lain dormant for the last fifty years.
1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus a couple of OG250 projects, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes