1937 Ariel Red Hunter NH1 350 for Sale – £SOLD

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1937 Ariel Red Hunter NH1 350 for Sale, Classic Rare Girder Fork Model.

Featured Real Classic Magazine September 2007 Issue 41.


1937 Ariel Red Hunter NH1 350 For Sale (6)1937 Ariel Red Hunter NH1 350 for Sale, This must be one of the sweetest and most original Red Hunters in existence. restored in the late 1990s, Everything is nice and tight with no rattling and the exhaust note is very quiet. The result is a machine that feels quite new.

PLEASE READ BELOW ACTUAL Extract Road Test From Real Classic Magazine September 2007 Issue 41

This Ariel is very original and ‘correct’. This machine was last taxed in the 1950s and probably spent most of the war and post war rationing days seeing little action. The result is a machine that feels quite new. Everything is nice and tight with no rattling and the exhaust note is very quiet. It was restored in the late 1990s and had done only a handful of miles before I got it.
Ariels from this period usually came with twin pipes (NH2) but proper sports riders ordered them with single pipes (NH1) because they weighed less and went just as well. This one is a ‘single pipe’ has an ‘H’ stamped between the pushrod tubes which I think meant that it was supplied with a high compression piston.
The brakes are both ok and the riding position is fairly comfortable although the pegs do seem high and the saddle low (your knees can almost keep your ears warm). The engine is a willing revver, and is just as happy to thrash flat out as it it to gently potter. There is one one exhaust port which was an option in 1937. The piston is a high compression competition piston. The clutch is perfect which I have come to expect from Ariels. The behaviour is very good which makes this an ‘all round’ performer which I’d not hesitate to ride in a variety of conditions.
I’ve been riding this Ariel for a few years now and the more I ride it the more I like it. Apart from a magneto failure it has not let me down and is a real pleasure to ride in the countryside. The steering is very responsive and is perfect for ‘green laning’.
The VMCC Scrumpi Run took place a few years ago in torrential conditions with lanes turning into streams with rocks and mud flowing along their course. As we approached our lunch stop at the top of Countisbury the road took us into the clouds and my goggles were steamed up, water was running down my back and my boots were full of water, but the Ariel really looks after the rider as it feeds back information and has a very reassuring sense of balance. There is also a road test in Real Classic magazine (September 2007).

Ariel Red Hunter NH 1 350 ohv Sport ( 4st Single 4 Speed )
Year 1937
Vin/Chassis/Frame No. XF6726
Engine number BC565
Registration number FPE 473
Cylinder capacity (cc) 350CC
( H Stamped ) High compression sports model.
Top speed ?
Type of fuel PETROL
Extensive history file comprising of the following.
Original Buff Logbook showing all correct number.
Latest V5C Logbook.
Lots of old Mot’s.
Tax discs.
Many many invoices relating to the restoration and overhaul.
Letters from the Ariel owners motor cycle club ( R S R Hawkins )
Lots of photos before and after.
Old black and white photo of actual bike from the 30’s / 40’s with owner.
Various books and manuals.
Various CD Discs on actual Ariel.
Real Classic magazine with feature of actual bike ( also on front page )

Previous owners:
Mr Frederick G J Jones
Mr F J Wells
Mr David A R Barkshire
Mr Jon Spawls

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