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1936 Ariel 350 Red Hunter

£9495 NEW PRICE

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1936 350cc Ariel Red Hunter

Ariel won the Isle of Man TT in the 1935 comedy film "No Limit" staring George

Formby.


In the movie George dreams of racing in the TT, so builds his own bike that falls apart,

but he makes such a good impression he is offered a ride on the competitive Rainbow

Motorcycle.


The Rainbow is an Ariel Red Hunter with "Rainbow" badges, number plates and a

racing seat.

 

In the race Formby falls off the Ariel, gets pushed off the road by a competitor, runs out

of petrol and drops the bike just before pushing it across the finish line to win the race.

Clips from the movie can be found on YouTube.

 

This is an accurate reproduction of the TT winning Rainbow, using a correct Ariel

Red Hunter, which has been restored to a very high standard. It turned out nice.

 

It starts and runs fine, and has been on display at several classic bike shows and

events, and displayed and ridden in the Isle of Man.

 

This bike is probably unique.

 

Current Uk V5C registration as an Ariel. Old brown log book and VMCC dating

certificate.

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