Lot 121 - 1933 Riley 9 Tourer
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
The Riley Nine was one of the most successful light cars produced by the British motor industry in the inter-war period between 1926 and 1938. It was largely designed by two of the Riley brothers, Percy and Stanley. Stanley was responsible for the chassis, suspension and body and the older Percy, designed the engine. At launch in July 1926, two body styles were available, a fabric bodied saloon called the Monaco and a fabric four-seat tourer with had the option of a steel panelling rather than fabric. After the car's 1926 launch, it was such a critically acclaimed success that after less than a thousand cars had been produced, the works quickly shut down side-valve production and tooled up for the new Nine in early 1928. This switch to the main factory coincided with several modernisations of the Mk. I. The cone clutch was dropped, the gear-lever and handbrake were moved from the right to the centre of the car and a Riley steering box was adopted becoming the Mk. II. The Mk. III was a gentle update of the II at the end of 1928, evolving stronger wheels and a different arrangement of rods to the rear brakes
Originally registered on 1st July 1933, this Riley represents a great opportunity to complete a stalled restoration, with most of the hard and expensive work completed. There is a large amount of documentation outlining the huge amount of work carried out on the Riley which includes a complete engine rebuild, chroming, instrumentation restoration and a repaint with work carried out by Keith Pointing, the well-respected Riley guru. Work still to be completed includes the upholstery (the seats and door cards are present) the hood, although the frame is present. It should also be noted that the car has not been on the road for some time and may require a small degree of mechanical snagging. Supplied with a V5C and an old-style buff logbook, the previous keeper owned this Riley for over 50 years. A great project for the DIY mechanic.
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