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1901 Ariel Quadricycle to auction

Ariel Quadricycle Ariel 1

A 1901 Ariel 345cc Quadricycle will be auctioned in November at the same spot in London where it was sold 112 years ago.
The Ariel, frame no. 85, engine no. 607, is estimated to sell for up to $60,000.
It was bought in the Ariel dealership in New Bond Street in 1901 and will be auctioned by Bonhams which now occupies the site.
The quadricycle was designed by Ariel founder Charles Sangster and was bought by Captain A Loftus Bryan of Borrmount Manor, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.
Ariel Motorcycles started in Birmingham in 1870, was sold in 1944 to BSA but the Aerial name survived until 1970.