c.1934 Riley 1½-Litre Falcon Saloon  Chassis no. 22T475

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Lot 554
c.1934 Riley 1½-Litre Falcon Saloon

Sold for £ 14,950 (US$ 18,826) inc. premium
c.1934 Riley 1½-Litre Falcon Saloon
Registration no. AAD 770
Chassis no. 22T475

Footnotes

  • First 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. This successful high-camshaft layout was retained for the new Hugh Rose-designed 1½-litre four introduced for 1935. The Falcon saloon debuted on this new 12hp chassis, which was also available with the familiar Kestrel saloon and Lynx tourer coachwork,
    This Riley 1½-Litre was first registered on 31st December 1934 and in 1948 was exported to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Ownership transferred to a Mr Sansom in 1960. In 1992 the car was brought back to the UK, and in 2016 was reregistered with its original number. Noteworthy features include a sunroof (working); opening windscreen; rear window blind (working); new radiator core; restored wheels (x5), trims, and spinners; new Blockley tyres; 'Ski Lady' radiator mascot and town cap; and a pair of leather suitcases with matching straps. The blue/back paintwork is sun-lightened and polished, while the interior boasts its original blue leather upholstery (in sound condition) and new matching carpets. The front suspension has been serviced and fitted with new bushes, while the engine has been updated with a modern oil filter. Accompanying documentation consists of a service logbook, Riley and Rotax instruction manuals, old-style buff logbook, sundry invoices, a V5C Registration certificate, and historical paperwork relating to the car's time in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.
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c.1934 Riley 1½-Litre Falcon Saloon  Chassis no. 22T475
c.1934 Riley 1½-Litre Falcon Saloon  Chassis no. 22T475
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