1937 Ariel VG 500 Twin Port Girders Running Project. Vintage Barn Find Project

Price: £4,500.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Dronfield, United Kingdom
Make: Ariel
Model: VG500
Type: Tourer
Year: 1937
Engine size: 500
Gears: Four-speed manual
Start type: Kick start
Drive type: Chain

For auction here is a part complete project bike which is a 1937 Ariel VG500 twin port which is a 500cc overhead valve single. Naturally its a rigid frame with girder forks. This bike has no documents with it at all. so will need registering. The bike its self looks to be a project that someone has gone a long way with and then run out of steam. Its sort of at the dry build stage.  Positives:Rebuilt wheelsNew tank. ood Smiths chronometric sat in the tank top. Good Guards. Girders move freely and seem good. Original 8 inch headlamp with flat glass. Engine runs over with good compression. Very decent blue spark from the mag. I gave the bike a squirt of ether / damp start and it fired immediately about 3rd kick and ran for about 5 seconds. so my feeling is that the engine is very willing. Theres a small box of parts that come with the project which go towards completing it which looks to contain footrests and rubbers. regulator unit. a wiring harness. a dynamo. a cover amongst other bits. Nice pair of fishtail silencers included. New seat. Negatives:No down pipes with it.  Requires a fair bit of work yet. then probably stripping down again to paint. Some small bits missing. switches. cables. push rod tubes. levers etc etc. Needs registering. It is a project but its probably well more than half way home. but theres still some graft to do. That said. a lot of the hard work is done. and a lot of the expense is out of the way. The bling thats on it is good and its pretty much in one piece and more or less running. This could be put together and got running with little more than a weekends spannering. or you could take your time and this would be a fantastic winter project. This bike could look mint and be registered by spring if you get a shake on. Winters coming. so this is the ideal thing to keep you in the shed. As an incentive. my wife mentioned that both strictly come dancing and the celebrity jungle programmes are both about to re-start soon. so what better reason than that to want to be in the shed £££. Anybody picking the first option must be nuts. Joking apart. it is a big project and one looking for someone with the enthusiasm to see it through this time. Its a desirable bike when finished. there not common and they are going the right way value wise. I think its worth the effort. Viewing is welcome. 01246 411977 for an appointment. Collection is preferred. although I can arrange for delivery by courier within the UK mainland for £100. Finally. if you bid. you buy. no tyre kicking excitement afterwards please. this is a project and not quite ready for the TT just yet.

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