Please put the engine and frame details in the message box at the check out.
Ariel Works Ltd. recorded every motorcycle as it left the factory in large ledgers called Despatch Record Books. The motorcycles are listed in engine number order, along with a variety of information, which always includes the frame number, to whom it was despatched and the date of despatch.
Usually other information is also recorded such gearbox number, make and/or type of tyres and speedometer, make of carburetter and magneto and the model i.e. VF, VG, VH or VB. There is also a remarks column where options are shown such, as pillion footrests, high-level exhaust system, sidecar gearing, colour of paintwork etc.
We will prepare a certificate listing the entry for your motorcycle and if possible the listing for the frame if it is not the original. Just supply us with the engine and frame number taken from the bike, not the documents, include the registration and gearbox number if you wish and original engine number if known and if different to the present.
This certificate is accepted by the UK licensing authorities as proof of date of manufacture but for the retention of the original number you will have to provide additional documentary evidence. If you want the certificate for this purpose you must send a rubbing or CLEAR photograph of the engine and frame numbers.
It is in any case of historical interest and who knows that old NH may have originally been despatched to the experimental department!