Ariel 1935 250 cc OHV model LH “Red Hunter” frame # Y 10652 engine # HA 654
The basics of the “Red Hunter “ could be traced back to a Val Page design, but the name first came into use in the 1932 programme that had been designed by Edward Turner.
The new sporty OHV models in 250, 350 and 500cc capacity were very good-looking, reliable and sturdy .
There were a number of differences with the standard OHV machines, to name a few: the Red Hunter models had a tuned engine, aluminium-alloy oil-bath primary chain case, high-level exhaust and chromium petrol tank with red top panel and chromium-plated rims with red –painted centres.
They became great performers in off-road competition work as well as for fast touring and were produced till 1960, when Ariel management decided to concentrate on two strokes and phase out four stroke production.
This light but lively model is an older restoration and a good runner.