1947 Riley RMA 'Woodie' Shooting Brake

Lot: 572

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1.5L 1947 Riley RMA Shooting Brake manual that has been with the current owner for the last 18 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 97 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A rare Riley RMA 1.5-litre Woodie, one family owned from new...

  • Chassis supplied directly by Riley. First registered 24/12/1947
  • Shooting Brake bodywork created by the village garage at Netherhamton, Salisbury
  • Used extensively for shooting parties in Wiltshire and Scotland
  • Carb. Fuel Pump. Brakes refurbished 2018. Invoices available 
  • Recently recommissioned, serviced and running 
  • Described as 'largely original condition'. Stored in the same garage since new
  • Original Buff logbook. Copy of the original Guarantee from Riley (Coventry) Ltd
  • See http://rileymotors.co.uk/ewv.html

Lot Details

Registration: EWV 624 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1947 Engine size: 1.5L
Make: Riley Odometer reading (miles): 4499
Model: RMA Shooting Brake MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 37S.11836

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 97 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Believed to be repainted and the wood was varnished in the 1970s. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Largely original 


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Brakes recently serviced, engine running ok. Carb recent rebuild, new ht leads etc. Flushed fuel tank. New battery etc. Engine was rebult in the 90s but no details available


Gears: Drive-shaft:


Needs new thrust bearing. Gears all work well but noisy thrust bearing.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Good tyres. Runs ok. Actually goes like a rocket for a 1947 1500cc RMA !!


Minor: Major:


Trafficators still working and illuminating !!

Vehicle History


Super rare car. Only surviving original example of this body work on this chassis. Highly collectable. This car has been parked in its garage since new and also stored there since. Construction commissioned by original owner when two were ordered. Sister car (EMR 972) has been restored. This is as it was in 1947. The hand finished wood effect paint work on the sides and rear is outstanding and untouched. No rot on wood framing. True time warp vehicle. Original Buff logbook present. Plus a copy of the original guarantee for the car from Riley (Coventry) limited. 

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history