The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227

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The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast
1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite
Registration no. DGF 972 Chassis no. SS27K5227

£ 7,000 - 10,000
US$ 9,700 - 14,000
To be sold without reserve
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast
1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite
Registration no. DGF 972
Chassis no. SS27K5227
Odometer reading: 00733
MOT expiry date: N/A

* A genuine SS chassis numbered Kestrel Sprite
* Upgraded with modern wheels and tyres
* Good body, paint and a newer interior


Revered by many vintage car enthusiasts as an exceptional powerplant that compares well with much more exotic machinery, the heart of any Riley is the wonderful twin-camshaft engine, which gives excellent performance from just 1,087 cc. Introduced in 1926, the four-cylinder unit went on to power various Rileys, until 1957. The new for 1936 Kestrel 6-light sports saloon was offered with the 12/4 1,496cc Sprite engine giving 61bhp; sporting twin carburettors. Complementing this fine power unit is the ENV Wilson pre-selector four-speed gearbox and Girling mechanical rod-operated brakes with a patented operating mechanism. This six-light Kestrel was built on the 112.5" long-wheelbase chassis and was purchased by the vendor in 2016. He has since fitted the Kestrel with 16 inch wheels and radial tyres. The sprite engine has been replaced by a standard tune 12/4 engine, which is currently running without a waterpump.

The Kestrel has an attractive body, thought to have been designed by Stanley Riley and built at the Riley works, finished in a lovely combination of red over grey. The leather seats have been recovered at some time. There is some history with the car, including the older V5C registration document; the car now has a new style V5C. Presently running and driving, but having not seen active use in recent years further works and some recommissioning are still necessary.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 60/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15/25
    Body Work: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Glass: 3
    Paint: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 3
    Starting: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 3
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Suspension: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
    Ancillary components: 3
    Main components: 3

    Car History File: 3
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The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
The Property of a Gentleman and Racing Enthusiast,1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite  Chassis no. SS27K5227
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