Ariel Pixie
Lot 387
c.1965 Ariel 49cc Pixie Engine no. P886
Sold for £1,150 (US$ 1,803) inc. premium

Lot Details
Ariel Pixie Ariel Pixie Ariel Pixie
c.1965 Ariel 49cc Pixie
Registration no. WWX 104G
Engine no. P886
One of the brilliant Val Page's final designs, the Ariel Pixie would have had an advanced overhead-camshaft engine had Ariel's owners, the BSA Group, not dictated that it should use a downsized version of the 75cc overhead-valve unit intended for the BSA Beagle. Built up from sheet steel pressings, the frame had much in common with that of the Ariel Leader/Arrow - another Page design - while the use of rubber as the suspension medium, although not new, was certainly unusual. Production began late in 1963 and continued until BSA finally pulled the plug on the Ariel brand in 1965. An older restoration, this Pixie displays a total of only 3,382 miles on the odometer and carries a tax disc that expired in September 1969. There are no documents with the machine, which will require re-commissioning before returning to the road. No reserve.
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