In 1953, the ‘four pipe’ 997 cc Ariel Square Four Mk II was released, with separate barrels and a re-designed cylinder head with four separate exhaust pipes. This 40 hp Square Four was capable of 100 mph, weighed 425 lbs and cost £336.16. The last of the line, the MKII represented the peak of development of the Square 4s offering top performance, increased reliability and improved ride quality.
This one benefitted from a full frame-up restoration by Canadian Martin Jensen and was acquired by the current owner with only a few hundred miles logged after the restoration. Jensen rebuilt the engine & gearbox, generator and regulator. The machine starts on the 1st or 2nd kick and runs beautifully.
Although 'purists' will note that Jensen took a few liberties with chrome on a couple of the components, this is an excellent, fine running example with lots of attention to detail.
Jensen sold the bike to the current owner with a solo seat installed and the current owner ordered a dual saddle from Draganfly - shown in the pictures. The dual seat did not come with mounting brackets, and remains to be permanently installed.
The bike was storage-prepped soon after acquisition and displayed in the current owner's collection since.
Detailed hi-resolution pics are on my Flickr page. To view the full-sized images on Flickr, click on the icon on the lower right of any image page and you'll be able to download or view all sizes.
The machine is located in Whitby, Ontario, Canada (just east of Toronto). We can assist with world-wide shipping - our customers have used the following companies with very good results:
North American shipments:
TFX International Specialized Vehicle Transport
11 City View Drive
Etobicoke. ON M9W 5A5
Business Development - HVP
Mackie Moving Systems Corporation
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-4646 ext.465
Toronto: (416) 222-2266 ext.465
Local: (905) 728-2400 ext.465
Direct: (905) 743-2522
Tony or Amanda
Inter-Par Logistics Inc.
3845 Nashua Drive
Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3
e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We're happy to answer any questions at email@example.com - or you can call me at 1.613.230.7448 / 1.613.805.5401.