Lot 163 - 1933 Riley Nine Monaco
|Odometer reading||69,458 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,520|
- Older restoration
- High specification Monaco series
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 which 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 stopped 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 evolved using stronger wheels and a different arrangement of rods to the rear brakes.
Restored in 1977 this Riley Nine Monaco was purchased by our vendor and recommissioned in 2015. Unfortunately the owner, a vintage car enthusiast, fell ill and this example spent most of the last eight years garaged. Recently however, recommissioned and running this car represents fabulous vintage motoring, still requiring some light recommissioning due to lack of use. The history file which dates back to its original restoration in the 70s includes an original instruction book, some old MoT test certificates as far back as 1965 and photos, no V5 is offered with this lot therefore the new owner will need to apply for this with the DVLA. The higher specification Monaco still turns heads and this special series will undoubtedly have many years of vintage motoring in store for a lucky owner.
Guide Price £10,000 - £15,000
Interested parties should note that no V5 is offered with this Lot therefore the new owner will need to apply for this with the DVLA.
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