c.1953 Riley 1½-Litre RME Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. RME 42S 20772 Engine no. RMA 10904
Lot 404
c.1953 Riley 1½-Litre RME Sports Saloon Project
Registration no. NLN 847 Chassis no. RME 42S 20772 Engine no. RMA 10904
£500 - 600
US$ 630 - 760
To be sold without reserve

Lot Details
c.1953 Riley 1½-Litre RME Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. RME 42S 20772 Engine no. RMA 10904 c.1953 Riley 1½-Litre RME Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. RME 42S 20772 Engine no. RMA 10904 c.1953 Riley 1½-Litre RME Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. RME 42S 20772 Engine no. RMA 10904 c.1953 Riley 1½-Litre RME Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. RME 42S 20772 Engine no. RMA 10904
c.1953 Riley 1½-Litre RME Sports Saloon Project
Registration no. NLN 847
Chassis no. RME 42S 20772
Engine no. RMA 10904

Footnotes

  • Despite producing some fine small saloons and sporting cars, and 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 1½-litre RMA sports saloon. One of Britain's first new post-war designs, the RMA 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. Concluding its road test of the RME, Motor said this: 'With its many traditional British features, its good road manners and its excellent build quality and finish, this latest 1½-litre Riley will continue to appeal to discerning drivers whose taste runs to an individual car of very pleasing up-to-date, but not ultra modern, line,' which pretty much sums up its attraction today.

    This particular RME is offered for restoration. We are advised that the engine is seized but complete, while the chassis condition is described as good. The body is said to average-to-good and the original interior serviceable. The condition of the transmission and electrics is not known. There are no documents with this Lot, which is sold without reserve.
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