Additional Information / Service History
Reg: SFC376 (UK registered)
Vintage & Prestige cars are proud to offer this stunning 1952 Ariel NH350 motorbike.
The story of the Ariel Red Hunter began when motorcycle engineer Val Page joined Ariel in 1925, having previously served his apprenticeship with the renowned British engine maker J. A. Prestwich (i.e. J.A.P.). Page had designed the V-twin engines that had powered such iconic British motorcycles as the Brough Superior SS80 and SS100, famous as the motorcycle owned and ridden by T.E. Lawrence, better known as “Lawrence of Arabia”.
By 1926 Val Page had been promoted to the role of Chief Designer and he had set about creating a new range of motorcycles, and also a new OHV single cylinder engine which would subsequently become the heart of the Ariel Red Hunter.
By 1945 both the British people, and British industry, had suffered the double whammy of the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Second World War which had taken up the first half of the 1940s. The result was that most manufacturers had been unable to devote any attention to the creation of new models and that when Ariel managed to get back into the creation of new models and that was when Ariel managed to get back into production in 1946 they initially did so producing the same models they had been making in 1939.
This meant that Ariel’s Red Hunter model line-up comprised two singles, the 350cc NH and the 500cc VH, and two parallel twins, the 500cc KH, and the De Luxe 500cc KG.
It might be said that there is a little bit of magpie in every human being: people are attracted to shiny new things, nickel or chrome plating makes a boringly black motorcycle one that immediately catches the eye and a splash of bright red paint is near guaranteed to draw the “magpie” in checkbook wielding customers like moths to a flame.
In fact, this Beautiful 1952 Ariel comes to us in a glorious shininess of chrome, aluminum and bright maroon paint.
The bike has been restored to tip-top standards and has covered only 16 miles since. The engines starts every time first time and runs beautifully.
This 1952 Ariel NH350 Motorcycle is ready to be seen and ridden away in our showroom.
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