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1935 Vintage Riley 'Beetle-Back' Tourer For SaleUnique, Historic ex Racing car
Riley Chassis Nr 6027553
This much-modified former VSCC Racer was constructed using pre-war Riley components. The wide track chassis was shortened, underslung and configured to a track car. A former owner raced this well-known single-seater for 25 years, and the car proved itself over many seasons. In the last 6 years the car has been rebodied from racing trim to a period, lightweight 2-seat alloy body for use as a road car in the style of a Sports Tourer from the pre-war era. Currently fitted with a Dolomite Sprint multi-valve engine skilfully mated to the Wilson Pre-select Gearbox with electric overdrive. A Riley 12/4 engine should bolt straight back in should a new owner wish to return the car to the VSCC competition circuit, however it would not drive as smoothly or as nicely as it does with the current combination. We can supply a 12/4 engine (dismantled but complete) at £3,750 extra, or may haggle.
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It offers the best of vintage running gear but with strong, torquey post-war engine for very rapid and comfortable touring across UK & Europe. It also has a handy boot for luggage (and duty-free‘s!).
Recent works include a bare-metal repaint to high standard and the wheels have all been stove-enamelled. New hood, frame and tonneau. The hand-made body has been very well designed and constructed. Exceptional workmanship throughout, especially the mechanical engineering in the engine bay to accommodate the later Sprint engine.
Anybody who has attempted a project like this from scratch will know just how much work and commitment is needed just to get it completed to such a good standard but this unique and pretty little roadster is ready to driveaway and enjoy. Racy and powerful, and as you might expect sensational to drive with the alloy body giving impressive power to weight ratio!
Spec includes Engine Toolbox with mallet, jack and brace, Fly-off handbrake, Le Mans style alloy fuel filler (w/Riley badge) 4-spoke steering wheel (w/Riley emblem) Knock-off wire wheels w/chrome spinners, Flashing indicators tastefully incorporated within period styling, Riley-badged chrome headlamps, Folding windscreen, Valuable Reg Plate ADD874 (worth £3000). Taxed and MOT’d ready to drive away.
Vintage Riley Specials are rarely offered for sale and this unique example is bound to appreciate as the years go by.
For more info see website www.kultkars.net or call John on 01253 734199 anytime.
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