Lot 1915


1957 Ariel Huntmaster 650cc
Reg. no. TDF 493
Frame no. PR7271
Engine no. MLF2406
The 650cc Ariel Huntmaster was introduced in 1954 to plug a gap in Ariel’s line-up between the 500cc Red Hunter and the big 1000cc Square Four. To save on development costs, Ariel’s engineers took the engine from parent company BSA’s A10 and installed it in their own frame. The parallel-twin engine remained the same, but the rest of the bike was all Ariel, despite what some thought at the time. In fact, it could be argued the new Huntmaster was the superior machine – certainly, various Ariel features, such as the brake design, were later adopted by BSA.
This 1957 Huntmaster was purchased by the present owner 31 years ago and regularly used for VMCC rallies and events but has now been unused for many years. It does however remain in good condition, and comes with a photocopy of the workshop manual, various old MOTs and bills, plus an old-style logbook and a V5c.

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£4,000 - 5,000

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