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Where did it come from?

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:20 am
by stevenbell
I have a 1940 W/NG. It came from Norway. It was purchased in 2007 and came to Canada in 2008-9. The frame number is XG13200 and the engine number was XN9386. The engine in the bike when I purchased it in 2015 has no number. It looks like an early restoration. I am looking for any info on the bike and what work has been done to the motor and gear box. Someone must know this Ariel W/NG. It was sold to me as a 1943. Not sure how to post photos on this site but there are some on the BSA M20 WEBSITE on page 2 with the title Ariel frame numbers by Steven.

Re: Where did it come from?

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:07 am
by adrie.degraaff
It was delivered on 18-07-1940 to Chilwell with 153 to the Frence government, the engine nr. was aprox. BH2600?

Re: Where did it come from?

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:02 pm
by stevenbell
Thanks Adrie
The registration I have shows the bike was first registered on 1948/07/20. Was this one of the first 300 that was to the french? On the contract plate it shows TT2/DDS/1598 witch would indicate the bike was part of contract C8302 is this correct?Also Has the bike frame number been registered with AOMCC? The Ariel was registered to Gervais Richard Montebello Terr14 0379 OSLO if this helps

Cheers Steven in Ottawa

Re: Where did it come from?

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:10 pm
by stevenbell
Looking at the registration shows
6.Frege/fegistreringsdistrikt
frege Gronn
Registerforende distrikt 081 OSLO
Kjoringens art 19egenttransportannen

I hope this info helps

CVheers Steven

Re: Where did it come from?

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:52 pm
by adrie.degraaff
stevenbell.40 wrote:indicate the bike was part of contract C8302 is this correct?

Yes the contract nr. is correct but the quantity is 2700 of wich 153 for France.

Re: Where did it come from?

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:01 pm
by john.whiting
Delivered to the "Free French",De Gaulle may have planted his posterior in the seat.To France after D-Day.Maybe that's why De Gaulle was so anti-British. If it had been delivered a few months earlier,a Nazi trooper might have had it.Regards John.