Lot 256 - 1954 Riley RME
|Odometer reading||404 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,080|
- Fully restored
- Comes with original manuals and toolkit
Despite producing some fine small saloons and sporting cars while carving out an enviable competition record for itself during the early 1930s, Riley had lost its battle to remain independent and was part of the Nuffield Organisation by the decade’s end. Rileys of the immediate post-war years were, nevertheless, recognisably products of the ‘old firm’. Most popular of these was the 1.5 litre RMA sports saloon, which came with torsion bar independent front suspension, hydro-mechanical brakes and Riley’s classic twin-camshaft, overhead-valve engine in four-cylinder guise. An improved version, the RME, with fully hydraulic brakes - appeared in 1952 and continued in production until 1955.
This lovely example of this British classic is presented in black over ivory with tan leather interior. The car was purchased by the present owner in 2007 from a lady owner who had the car stored in a barn for many years. The car was then fully restored by the renown classic car restorer, Michael Hibberd Motor Engineers. The engine and chassis were rebuilt and a full body restoration was carried out also. The car was painted, new carpets and headlining were installed, all the woodwork was restored and a new stainless steel exhaust system was fitted. This wonderful classic Riley comes with a lovely history including original manuals, toolkit and parts invoices. A delightful classic in great condition which is ready to be enjoyed.
Previous lotLot 255 - 1975 Jensen Interceptor Mk. III
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