1928 Ariel 557 cc


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1928 Ariel 557cc Model A Project
Registration no. SC 1260
Frame no. W.10997
Engine no. W10260

Ariel's design department was blessed with a surfeit of talent as the Selly Oak firm entered the 1930s, Chief Designer Val Page having under his wing both Edward Turner and Bert Hopwood. The Ariel range at this time encompassed a dazzling variety of models: vertical engines, sloping engines, side valves, overhead valves - two or four per cylinder - all were represented along with Turner's revolutionary Square Four. It was Page though, who had laid down the basics of Ariel's four-stroke singles range in 1926, moved the magneto behind the engine for '27 and thus established the form in which the engine would survive for the next 30 years.

First registered in Edinburgh and last taxed to 31st May 2002 and is an older restoration. The machine is offered with an old-style continuation logbook (issued 1947), some old tax discs, an Ariel Owners Club dating letter, and old/current V5/V5C registration documents.