1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714

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Lot 69
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project
Registration no. BPG 267 Chassis no. 6025714

£ 6,000 - 10,000
US$ 7,200 - 12,000
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project
Registration no. BPG 267
Chassis no. 6025714
Odometer reading: N/A
MOT: Exempt


*Purchased by the current vendor in 2014
*Partially restored
*New ash frame and body panels
*Offered for completion


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. A significant year in the Nine's development, 1929 saw the introduction of the Mark IV chassis featuring wider front/rear track and much larger brakes than hitherto, advances that were carried over into the early 1930s.
This 1934 Riley Nine was purchased by the current vendor in 2014 and is offered in partially restored condition for the successful purchaser to complete. The ash frame and all body panels are new; the wings, bonnet, and leather interior are original; and the engine has been stripped ready for rebuilding. Additionally, the magneto has been restored by Karl Kenny, and the car comes with a brand new wiring loom supplied by renowned marque specialists, Blue Diamond Riley Services. Accompanying documentation consists of sundry bills and a V5C Registration Certificate.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 31 /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: 9 /25
    Body Work: 4
    Paint: 1
    Glass: 1
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 1
    Wheels/Tyres: 2

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 4 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 1
    Axles: 1
    Suspension: 1
    Brakes: 1

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 7 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 2
    Headlining: 1
    Trim: 1

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 5 /10
    Main components: 5
    Ancillary components: 0

    ENGINE TOTAL: 4 /20
    Starting: 1
    Running: 1
    Under Bonnet: 1
    Mechanical components: 1

    Car History File: 2
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
1934 Riley Lynx Saloon Project  Chassis no. 6025714
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