1950 RILEY RMC 2?-LITRE ROADSTER
Registered currently in Germany as a historic car
? One of 507 made
? completley restored bare metal respray woodframe checked and restored where needed, extensive file on hand fort he work undertaken
? Recent engine rebuild
? New canvas roof and new black leather interior
? New tyres
This car is in mint condition having undergone a full bare metal restoration. All signs of corosion were dealt with proffesionally. The restoration is well documented and can be viewed at request. For insurance purpose the car has undergone a full evaluation and came out with a very good marks.
The canvas top has been renewed as have the complete interior been renewed with black leather upholstery. The dashboard has been renewed and is now in dark blackened oak with piano coating making the gauges look extremly elegant.
In total it is a stunning looking car that drives well, and has a quite sporty sound to it.
This surely is a car that can be taken on longhaul trips with heaps of room and a huge trunk to fit all your luggage without being cramped in the front.
Despite producing some fine small saloons and sporting cars, and carving out an enviable competition record for itself during the early 1930s, Riley had lost its battle to remain independent by the decade's end and was part of the Nuffield Organisation. Rileys of the immediate post-war years were, nevertheless, recognisably products of the 'old firm'. Most popular of these was the 1?-litre RMA sports saloon, which came with torsion bar independent front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, Girling hydro-mechanical brakes, four-speed synchromesh gearbox and Riley's classic twin-camshaft, overhead-valve engine in four-cylinder guise. Further up the range there was the 2?-litre RMB (identical to the 1?-litre model from the windscreen backwards) which used the pre-war Big Four's 90bhp engine in a lengthened RMA chassis. Built at Coventry and introduced in 1946, the RMB was blessed with 100bhp from 1948 (at which time production was shifted to the MG works at Abingdon) and in this form was good for a top speed of around 95mph. Roadster RMC and drophead coup? RMD versions were manufactured between 1948 and 1951 before the surviving Riley 2?-Litre saloon model was face-lifted in 1?-Litre RME fashion, becoming the RMF. A total of 507 RMCs and 502 RMDs had been completed by the time production of soft-top RMs ceased.
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