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1923 Ariel 9 Chummy

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Estimate     £7000-£9000

Maker Ariel
Model 9 Chummy
Colour Red over black
Registration NM 3631
Year

Registration number NM 3631
Chassis number 1248
Engine number 1248
Red over black, with black interior
Only four owners from new
Purchased by the vendor from the A.W.F Smith Motoring Museum auction conducted by Sotheby’s in 1968 (catalogue on file)
With a letter from the second owner in 1959 addressed to the third owner referring to the first owner, Mr J Watkins, noting ‘The vehicle was purchased new by Atkins – a retired bank manager – on its first or an early outing his wife had a heart attack and died in the car. He did not wish to use it after this…’
Rare 996 cc two cylinder engine
With Veteran & Vintage Magazine post-sale article (on file)
Also photographed in The Automobile August 2014 (copy on file)
Spare engine