This is a 500 cc single cylinder 1940 Ariel Red Hunter Motorcycle. This quality machine is one of the last pre-war Ariel Red Hunters. Produced in late 1940 it was imported directly into Pasadena CA. Production of the Red Hunter was stopped during the war and resumed again in late 1945.This machine is a fine example of a factory original machine. The suspended rear frame was an option on the 1940 Ariel and fairly rare to find. The dash includes a “red dot” amp, correct speedometer, and correct detachable work light. This machine was not road worthy when brought into Southern California. It has recently had a refreshment of the engine, tranny, brakes, and various assemblies. It is road worthy and reliable with over 500 road miles to prove its worthiness. Take a good look at the pictures. It has great original parts. This is a rare, hard to find piece of art that you can ride!
The machine has about 500 miles on the mechanical rebuild by a respected mechanic.
The paint shows very well. Take a good look at the pictures. Color is correct and panels are correct. Original paint with great patina!
Original sheet metal. Take a good look at the pictures. Look at the gauge of the metal!
Minimal but excellent shape.
The machine has recently under gone a complete mechanical refreshment and is road worthy. Starts correctly, idles well, and is smooth through the gears.
Wheels & Tires
Correct California title and current registration.
Valuation Resource Guide
This machine is not rated. It would be a 2++ or a 1-.
Check the speedometer and gauge panel! Also note the suspended rear frame.