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Lot No. 537 - 1949 Riley Special

Sold for: £8,658

A super 1.5-litre, twin-cam special based on a Riley RMA.
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  • The RMA was the first Riley model to appear late in 1945 and featured torsion-bar front suspension, rack and pinion steering and hydro-mechanical brakes
  • It was powered by a development of the pre-war overhead-valve, 1496cc, four-cylinder engine with twin camshafts mounted high in the cylinder block which produced around 60bhp
  • This is believed to be an abandoned project from the sixties and unused for 50 years
  • Purchased by our vendor a few years back as a non-runner and incomplete, duly recommissioned, restored by Catshill Garage of Bromsgrove, and finished off by ABC Services of Cheltenham
  • Our vendor is the only person to have driven the car in its current form and we understand that it drives well with a willing engine and enjoyable short-shift gearbox
  • The car is known to the Riley Owners Club and is supplied with a history file, Riley spares list and invoices from its completion
  • Offering lots of open-top fun on the road or at car club events, this is a great opportunity to own something that is genuinely unique
Year of manufacture:
1949
Make:
Riley
Chassis number:
39S16456
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Manual
Engine capacity:
1.5
Body colour:
Silver
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
YWG 440
Model:
2-seater Special
Engine number:
16456
Interior colour:
Black
Odometer Reading:
23084
miles

CCA Vendor Condition Report

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79 / 135

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