Ariel 1928 Model A 557 cc 1 cyl sv

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 Ariel    1928   “Model A”    557 cc side valve single  frame#  9927   engine # W 3307

The new line of Ariels, introduced at the end of 1925 and designed by engineering genius Val Page, had been an instant success. 
Not so much because of its  technical innovations, but mostly for its very attractive styling: lower saddle position, shortened wheel base and high saddle tank. 
Victor Mole  was the new man in charge of sales at the Ariel works and he designed the new eye-catching emblem of the Ariel horse and coined the advertising slogan “Ariel, the Modern Motor Cycle”.  
Within a few years Ariel sales and profits rocketed. In 1927 sales were ten times as high as the 1925 sales before the introduction of the new line of machines. 
This example, the Sports ” version of the side valve range,  is an older restoration  which runs very well.
 It comes complete with electric lighting and pillion seat.