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Lot 464: Ariel W/NG

Grand Palais Sale, Bonhams (7 February 2013)

For the 1936 season the Standard versions of Ariel's Val Page-designed singles were dropped and two new overhead-valve De Luxe models introduced: the 250cc LG and 350cc NG, complementing the sporting Red Hunters. When WW2 broke out, existing stocks of Ariel motorcycles (and those of other makes) were requisitioned for allocation to the British Armed Forces, pending the development of a military version of the 350cc single, designated 'W/NG', which first appeared in 1940 and was manufactured throughout the war. This example was bought from Athens' Hassani military airport (later the Ellenikon civilian airport) at the end of WW2. Restored in 2007 with the assistance of Vassilios Papaioanou and presented in running order, it benefits from recent servicing and is described as in generally very good condition. There are no documents with this Lot.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Palais Sale
Bonhams, Paris, France
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number464
Estimate€4300-€5500
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1942
Condition rating0
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis numberXG37008
Engine numberGBH26849
Engine capacity (cc)346
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors