1950 Ariel Deluxe KG500

Current bid: $5,200

Reserve price has not been met.

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Ends At: June 14, 2024 2:00 pm PDT

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2024-06-14 13:50:00 2024-06-14 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 1950 Ariel Deluxe KG500 🇨🇦 Sorrento, British Columbia, Canada - A restored Deluxe KG500 which was Ariel's answer to the Triumph Speed Twin. https://iconicmotorbikeauctions.com/auction/1950-ariel-deluxe-kg500/ Iconic Motorbike Auctions concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com

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Please note: Iconic is proud to call Dreamcycle one of its approved iconic locations! We have partnered with the British Columbia-based museum in order to support all of your Canadian motorcycling needs!


Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Although not produced since 1965, few motorcycle manufactures have stature as iconic as Ariel. The square four engine, designed by legendary Edward Turner in 1928, is considered colossally import because of its transverse four-cylinder layout, smooth power delivery, long production run, and major technical achievement.

When Turner left Ariel for Triumph and designed a second iconic motorcycle, the Triumph Speed Twin, Ariel needed to answer. The result was the Ariel Twin, a 500cc engine first put into production in 1948. These twins had two levels of trim offered – the Deluxe KG 500 and Red Hunter KH 500. Despite the “Deluxe” name, the KG had bigger “all-weather” fenders, less vibrant black/chrome paint, and a lower compression engine whereas the Red Hunter models had higher compression pistons, slimmer fenders and bright red paint on the tanks and wheels.

This example is VIN: LL474; Engine OP655; Gearbox G107. Our Canadian partner Dreamcycle is selling the bike on behalf of the owner’s estate. He had owned this KG500 for the past 50 years.


The odometer shows 25 miles. However, true mileage unknown.

Maintenance:
Approximately 10 years ago, the owner completed, “a fully documented ground up restoration with over $35,000 CAN in receipts. It’s a beautiful restoration of a wonderful and rare classic motorcycle.”

Dreamcycle notes the following in their condition report:

Modifications:
This KG500 appears to be stock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Avon Speedmaster MKII tires with date codes of 0712 and 0812.

The sale includes the owner’s manual, some assorted Ariel literature, a selection of maintenance records, and rebuild documentation.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:



Currently located in Sorrento, British Columbia, Canada, this Ariel is offered on a clean Canada title. Have any KG500 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Sorrento, British Columbia

Year

1950, N/A

Make

Ariel

Model

KG500

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

LL474

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Canada

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

N/A

Total Bids Placed:

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
j**********e June 10, 2024 2:20 pm PDT $5,200 Auto
s******0 June 10, 2024 2:20 pm PDT $5,100
j**********e June 10, 2024 2:20 pm PDT $4,800 Auto
s******0 June 10, 2024 2:20 pm PDT $4,700
j**********e June 10, 2024 10:40 am PDT $4,600
s******0 June 10, 2024 10:40 am PDT $4,500 Auto
s******0 June 8, 2024 10:49 pm PDT $300 Auto
h**********9 June 8, 2024 10:49 pm PDT $200
s******0 June 8, 2024 10:47 am PDT $1
Auction started June 7, 2024 9:18 am PDT
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