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Lot No. 866 - 1954 Riley RME (1.5-litre)

Sold for: £7,770

Elegant, post-war four-door, 1.5-litre saloon produced by Riley Cars from 1952-1955.
Details Specification Condition Report
  • Delightfully finished in Claret over Cream with a black vinyl roof and red leather interior
  • First registered on 24/05/1954 and (we understand) rebuilt chassis-up in the '90s
  • With our vendor since 2004 and kept in his garage
  • Some Concours success in the past at Wellesbourne 'Wings and Wheels' and others
  • He has had the engine rebuilt and converted to run on unleaded fuel
  • Fitted with an alternator and changed to a 12-volt system
  • Currently showing 27,257 miles on the clock as it was 'zeroed' when it was rebuilt
  • Sensibly guided, we can't think of a better Christmas Present for a classic enthusiast

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Year of manufacture:
1954
Make:
Riley
Chassis number:
RME22556
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1496
Body colour:
Maroon /White
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
BLO 638
Model:
RME 1.5 Litre
Engine number:
RMA12806
Interior colour:
Red
Odometer Reading:
27,257
miles

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

81 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

It was rebuilt from the chassis in 1990’s. The car is in very good condition, there is a small scratch on the front nearside bumper.

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

Veneer on dash going off a bit.

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

I have had the engine rebuilt when there was a small crack in the block and also had the valves hardened to take unleaded.

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

Good. Tyres good too. I will be driving the car to the auction venue.

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

I have had an alternater fitted and changed to a 12 volt system.

Vehicle History

Remarks

I have paperwork from before I purchased the car. It has 27,257 miles on the clock but this due to it being zerod when it was rebuilt. It is a good runner and starts well.

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