1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon  Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653

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Lot 303
1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon
Registration no. AOW 197A Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653

£ 4,000 - 5,000US$ 5,100 - 6,300
1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon
Registration no. AOW 197A
Chassis no. R/A251/310297
Engine no. 8WRUH/6653

Footnotes

  • A luxury Mini blessed with marginally greater boot space and an improved interior, the Riley Elf (along with its Wolseley Hornet stable mate) debuted in 1961, the duo being differentiated by contrasting chromed grilles in each marque's traditional style and the presence of a full-width wood veneer dashboard in the slightly more upmarket Elf. There was much greater use of chromium plating as well as the option of two-tone colour schemes, while both enjoyed an interior considerably better appointed than that of 'ordinary' Minis. The original 848cc-engined Elf/Hornet was superseded by the more powerful 998cc MkII in 1963. Built only between 1961 and 1969, the Elf and Hornet are today counted among the more collectible of early Minis.

    Described as an older restoration retaining many original features such as 'dry' suspension and 'magic wand' gear lever, this Riley Elf MkI currently displays a believed-genuine total of circa 65,000 miles on the odometer. According to the V5C registration document, it has had only three former keepers. 'AOW 197A' has participated in various rallies, including the BMC Show at Peterborough, and is said to be in generally good condition and a reliable runner. Finished in green/white with green leather interior, this increasingly rare and sought after modern classic is offered with MoT to March 2015 and the aforementioned V5C document.
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1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon  Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653
1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon  Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653
1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon  Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653
1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon  Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653
1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon  Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653
1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon  Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653
1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon  Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653
1963 Riley Elf 'MkI' Saloon  Chassis no. R/A251/310297 Engine no. 8WRUH/6653
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