1931 Riley Nine Special  Chassis no. 6012701

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Lot 621N
1931 Riley Nine Special

£ 18,000 - 22,000
US$ 23,000 - 28,000
Amended
1931 Riley Nine Special
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. 6012701

Footnotes

  • Introduced in 1926, Percy Riley's 9hp, 1,087cc, twin-camshaft four was an outstanding engine design by any standards, and its twin-camshaft layout was retained for the new Hugh Rose-designed 1½-litre four introduced in 1935, various versions of which powered Rileys until 1957. Clothed in stylish bodywork by Stanley Riley, the Coventry manufacturer's pre-war offerings are among the finest small-capacity sporting cars of the period and commensurately prized by discerning collectors today.

    This car is a Riley 9hp 'special' in so far as it consists of a Plus Series chassis dating from 1931, and a later engine (number '38912'), and is fitted with a bespoke body. We are advised that the rolling chassis was sold by marque specialists Blue Diamond Services, who are believed to have carried out the restoration. The chassis frame has been blasted and powder coated; the axles, torque tube, and springs rebuilt; and all five wheels blasted, powder-coated and re-spoked. The boat-tail body has been built to a very high standard and is finished in Old English White.

    The private vendor advises us that 'VC 7560' has completed many rallies and is a joy to drive, with no steering or gearbox problems. It retains all its correct running gear: original wheels, original dashboard instruments, original headlamps and sidelights. Accompanying documentation consists of a continuation old-style buff logbook (issued 1953).

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car does not need require NOVA certification. The Riley is offered with a V5C registration document, registration number: BPA 362. The year of manufacture is 1933, and chassis number is 6023913 not as catalogued.
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1931 Riley Nine Special  Chassis no. 6012701
1931 Riley Nine Special  Chassis no. 6012701
1931 Riley Nine Special  Chassis no. 6012701
1931 Riley Nine Special  Chassis no. 6012701
1931 Riley Nine Special  Chassis no. 6012701
1931 Riley Nine Special  Chassis no. 6012701
1931 Riley Nine Special  Chassis no. 6012701
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