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https://goo.gl/bcBviy

I used to have a rigid frame one of those, in a similar condition. Sold it for £60 plus a running A10 plunger, (that I still have).

Tell me what you think this baby will go for.

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #1 on: 19.10. 2017 20:49 »
Surely 12,397.50 *smile*

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #3 on: 19.10. 2017 23:06 »
10,200 GBP

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16253/lot/272/
Lovely! Can't believe I let one slip through my fingers.

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #4 on: 20.10. 2017 00:09 »
I am restoring a rigid framed 1938 4G at the moment (in red).

One of 1,400 made in that year.

A total of approx 15,000 square fours were made (in all versions) between 1931 - 1959.

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #5 on: 20.10. 2017 01:35 »
Oh! I didn't notice the Bonhams sale was in 2008. I'm upping my estimate just a little to  10,700 GBP.  Trust me, I have little clue of the real value, but it's fun to play the game.

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #6 on: 20.10. 2017 09:17 »
A total of approx 15,000 square fours were made (in all versions) between 1931 - 1959.
Pretty successful then. I imagine most were hauling sidecars. Early on there were overhead cam engines, 500, 600 & 1000 cc

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #7 on: 20.10. 2017 09:34 »
This is a 1938 4G (1000cc) in top class nick.


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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #8 on: 20.10. 2017 09:40 »
This is a 1938 4G (1000cc) in top class nick.
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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #9 on: 20.10. 2017 09:41 »
 The way i read it was the OHC 500 was the early idea,  but revised and…released as the 997 whatever OHV ... *dunno*

 An ex-work buddy who I haven't seen for a couple of years has a few (7 or 8 ) that I've seen,  but think he has maybe 15 or so... not sure which models though.
 Did a trip up the coast a few years ago with him and was a pleasure to ride behind

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #10 on: 20.10. 2017 10:42 »
I owned a 4 piper in 1966 ,sold it for ,I think £25 after I'd replaced head gaskets and got it running but I couldn't get it down the jigger into our backyard  and I ran foul of the fuzz so it had to go ,quite like it ,so smooth !
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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #11 on: 20.10. 2017 10:53 »
 If it was my next door neighbors bike, I would give him 13,350 pounds for it and push it into my garage. I may be a bit low, but it needs a few hard to find (I imagine) parts.

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #12 on: 20.10. 2017 11:03 »
The way i read it was the OHC 500 was the early idea,  but revised and…released as the 997 whatever OHV ... *dunno*
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An ex-work buddy who I haven't seen for a couple of years has a few (7 or 8 ) that I've seen,  but think he has maybe 15 or so...
That's just greedy. Tell him your mates on this forum should have a few of them.

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #13 on: 20.10. 2017 11:41 »
More eye candy; I trust that the forum will be tolerant, given that Ariel Motors was owned by BSA!

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Re: Give me your estimate for what this bike will go for
« Reply #14 on: 20.10. 2017 11:48 »
 Here is an off the wall question.

 What type of treatment was given to hardware back then by companies like Ariel?

 I believe early harley used tinning, parkerising, maybe nickle, and certainly plane old paint- I am not sure on some of those.

 I dont think Cadmium became huge until WW2. *conf*

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