1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211

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Lot 245
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica
Registration no. AHP 211 Chassis no. 22T211

Sold for £ 51,750 (US$ 65,069) inc. premium
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica
Registration no. AHP 211
Chassis no. 22T211
*Originally a 12/4 Falcon saloon
*Used extensively by the Riley works and featured in road tests
*Built as a TT Sprite replica in the mid/late 2000s
*Recently re-commissioned following a period of storage

Footnotes

  • During the 1970s a very early Riley 12/4 Falcon saloon was acquired by the previous owner's family, this being chassis number '22T211', which coincidentally carried the Coventry registration 'AHP 211'. This Riley Falcon was used extensively by the Riley works and featured in road tests at the time. The previous owner's family were long standing Riley enthusiasts and owned a garage. However, after many years of languishing in the garage it was decided that this Falcon was beyond economic restoration.

    A very special project was then embarked upon. Commencing in 2005, respected restorer and Riley expert, Glen Kingham of Kingham Restorations in Kent, was commissioned to build a faithful replica of the works Riley TT Sprite model. The original chassis outer rails were shortened to arrive at an 8' 1½" wheelbase, and a newly fabricated under-slung rear section was installed. The original cross-member beneath the torque tube was used also, and the cross-members and rear axle casing were nickel-plated. The engine was rebuilt with a Phoenix crankshaft and steel con-rods, and a special manifold fabricated to accommodate four Amal carburettors. Carried out to a very high standard, this no-expense-spared rebuild was completed around 2007/2008.

    Since then the car has been used for display purposes and attending a Riley Register Coventry International Rally, covering minimal road mileage. Further development would be required if competition use is intended. The car has recently been re-commissioned following a period of storage. Of first-class appearance, displaying great attention to detail, it is road equipped with lights, indicators, etc. The car has a quickly released metal half-tonneau to cover the passenger seat, and a red-piped fabric tonneau for the driver's section. Shod with Dunlop racing tyres, the chrome-plated wire wheels were an option offered on Riley models from 1933.

    An old-style RF60 logbook dating from 1946 is included, which shows the car to have entered the previous owner's family in 1974. Restoration invoices are supplied together with much additional information on Riley Motor Cars. There is also a newly fabricated 'fencer's mask' radiator grille and dumb iron valance included (to be collected from the vendor in Hampshire). This is a car with great potential for either road or competition use, and is historically interesting on account of its links to the Riley factory.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note if you are the successful bidder, you will be required to contact the department regarding collection of the Radiator Grill and Dumb Iron Valance. Please note, this car has only covered c.130 miles since the engine rebuild several years ago and the 'head will need torquing down. The car was recommissioned four months ago and was fitted with a hi-torque starter motor last month.
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1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
1934 Riley 12/4 'TT Sprite' Replica  Chassis no. 22T211
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