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Lot 374 - 1958 Ariel 5 HT 500cc TRIALS

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ESTIMATE £10,000- £14,000

Auction The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show
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Lot Number 374
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number CRT488
Year 1958
Make Ariel
Model 5 HT 500cc TRIALS

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Description

The Ariel 5HT is one of the most successful Trials machine ever built in its class.

Made famous by the very successful and unbeatable trials rider Sammy Miller. Being a rare due to the fact that production was very limited, fakes and replicas abound, but very few genuine HT5’s exist. This fine example is 100% genuine.

This Ariel 5HT was manufactured in 1957 and first registered in January 1958, the Buff Log Book shows 3 owners prior to the more recent V5 showing the last owner as the well-known Motorcycle engineer Mick Miller, first registered on 22-01-1958 REG NO : 670DTJ Taxation & MOT Class: Historic –Tax & MOT Exempt – Vin No : CRT488 – Engine No : CNJ319

 

The subject of an earlier no expense spared restoration seeing very little use since. Being a Centerpiece in on display in a private collection. The bike starts and runs as it should, you will not find better genuine HT5 and that’s even if you are lucky to find a comparable anyway. Very useable and eligible for classic pre 1965 trails or a great centerpiece and work or art for your living room. This example comes with original logbook and current V5.


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