1930 Riley 9HP Tourer  Chassis no. 608240

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1930 Riley 9HP Tourer
Registration no. WX 2754 Chassis no. 608240

Sold for £ 3,565 (US$ 4,507) inc. premium
1930 Riley 9HP Tourer
Registration no. WX 2754
Chassis no. 608240

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1926, Percy Riley's 9hp, 1,087cc twin-camshaft four was an outstanding engine design by any standards, various versions powering Rileys until 1957. Clothed in stylish bodywork by Stanley Riley, the Coventry marque's pre-war offerings were among the world's finest small-capacity sporting cars. Right from the start it was obvious that the 9hp Riley engine possessed enormous potential as a competition unit, and at Brooklands J G Parry-Thomas and Reid Railton were the first to demonstrate just how good it was. The success of their racer led to a production version, the Speed Model, which would turn out to be merely the first in a lengthy series of memorable Riley sports cars. 1929 saw the introduction of the Mark IV chassis featuring wider front/rear track and much larger brakes than hitherto. Models available were the Monaco saloon, Biarritz saloon, fabric-bodied four-seat tourer and a brace of coachbuilt tourers.

    Bought as a restoration project, which was never started, this Riley 9hp was been in the current family ownership for some 40 years. Offered in need of full restoration, it comes with an old-style buff logbook and is sold strictly as viewed.
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1930 Riley 9HP Tourer  Chassis no. 608240
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