1950 Riley RMA 1½-Litre Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. 40-S-18209

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1950 Riley RMA 1½-Litre Sports Saloon Project
Registration no. RST 313 Chassis no. 40-S-18209

Sold for £ 2,300 (US$ 2,896) inc. premium
1950 Riley RMA 1½-Litre Sports Saloon Project
Registration no. RST 313
Chassis no. 40-S-18209

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 by the decade's end was part of the Nuffield Organisation. Rileys of the immediate post-war years were, nevertheless, recognisably products of the 'old firm'. These traditionally styled saloons and tourers were the last to bear the famous blue diamond badge and the last to be introduced while Riley was still based in Coventry, rather than sharing the MG factory at Abingdon. Most popular of these models was the 1½-litre RMA sports saloon, introduced towards the end of 1945. 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, while the Nuffield connection enabled bodies to be coachbuilt in the traditional manner at Morris Bodies in Coventry.

    This particular RMA was acquired by the owner some 20 years ago as a restoration project (there was known to be a fault with camshaft drive). However, as is so often the case, other projects took over, and the Riley has remained in dry storage since acquisition. The Riley is in surprising good order, presenting well cosmetically and sporting its original brown leather interior. The car comes with a V5 registration document and is sold strictly as viewed.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the number plate should read RSY 313 and is misprinted in the catalogue.
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1950 Riley RMA 1½-Litre Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. 40-S-18209
1950 Riley RMA 1½-Litre Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. 40-S-18209
1950 Riley RMA 1½-Litre Sports Saloon Project  Chassis no. 40-S-18209
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