Too many cars and one has to go!
This is a sound and enjoyable Riley 12/4 Lynx, with 66000 miles on the clock and much recent work done to put it into good reliable condition. Lots of documentation, handbooks etc. Much money has been spent on the car in recent years - the engine was rebuilt with new pistons, timing gears etc., and the car has been rewired along with a reconditioned dynamo. It has a new differential and 4 new/refurbished Luvax shock absorbers along with a new exhaust. To make it look smart too, it has had a new hood frame and hood and the interior completely retrimmed, and the bumpers were rechromed to set it all off. It is not a concours car, but the price asked reflects that.
I apologise that some of the pictures are not great – it lives in a dry sealed barn and the sun was shining, but did not shine on the whole car!
I also have a video clip of the engine running, which I can email to anyone interested to reassure them that it runs nice and quietly.
If you are considering a Riley Lynx you probably already know most or all of what follows. But just in case you don’t…
The Lynx shared the low-slung appearance of the Kestrel and Falcon saloons also launched around the same time, thanks to the Riley patent footwells which sank either side of the transmission tunnel. After one year (1933) as a two-door four seater, it was then remodelled slightly and became a four-door four seater till the end of production. It gained bumpers in 1936 and this car has them. There were various Lynx models, but the 12/4 is widely regarded as the ‘one to have’ – and values are correspondingly higher for the Lynx model than for almost all other factory model Rileys of this era. The 12/4 is noticeably more powerful than the 9hp model, and parts are easy to come by.
It is powerful enough to keep up with traffic and to carry four passengers whilst doing so, although it is an old car and will not be first away from the lights. As well as a good hood (and as noted above, the one of this car is virtually new) it came from new with a full set of side screens to keep the bad weather out. These detach and can be stored in the boot, behind the rear seat. The front screens had hinged lower portions, to fill the cut-aways, allowing hand signals when the screen were installed and allowing access too if not clipped shut. The side screens can be left up when the hood is down, which gives good draught protection. But if you want the full blast - the windscreen can be folded flat onto the bonnet. This car also has a full tonneau cover, and has recently been reupholstered, so it looks very smart inside.
The Riley 9 was a middle class car which Riley launched in 1926 with the first model being the Riley 9 Monaco. We understand this Riley 9 to be carrying a ‘special’ bodywork with close similarities to the Brooklands Model with the chassis number indicating it was built as a Riley 9 Monaco Saloon. .....
In our Thursday June 8th Auction
First registered 9th May 1930, the Riley was purchased by the late owner in 1959. HJ 9902 had by then been turned into a Special, and restoration started on returning the car back to a 'proper' Riley. A tourer body was purchased, from what appears to have been a Mk .....
In our June 8th Auction 2017
Although the V5c states that this is a 1932 car, the chassis number indicates it is actually an early 1934 model.
Little is known of its early history, but the car spent time in London and North Wales, in the hands of various enthusiastic owners, until acquired in .....
Recently completed and now wonderful to drive. The Riley has a rebuilt Merlin 9 engine and ENV preselector gearbox. The brakes are actually quite good for a 9, stopping the car quickly with no fuss. Overhauled chassis and running gear. The bodywork is aluminium over a steel frame, and the tail section .....
Riley RMC roadster, year 1950. Colour two tone grey/black with a beige leather interior and beige carpet. Black soft top. This very special Riley RMC roadster is a rare and very special car. This model was built for the North American market from 1948 until 1951. Only 500 cars of this type were manufactured .....
Riley 9HP project for sale
Good for a racing sport special project or road rally use project.
The car is built from a Riley 9 kestrel chassis.
Complete at 80%
4 cylinders 1087cc engine and pre select gearbox
Délivery for extra cost
Inspection are welcome
Transmission: 6 Speed Sequential Manual
BHP: 1 000
Brand new, never raced 2001 Indy car with around 1000 BHP. Currently set up for circuit racing we do have a spares package for the car which includes the aero parts required for oval racing.
New Chevrolet engine – never been raced
The Riley RM Series was an executive car which was produced by Riley from 1945 to 1955. It was the last model developed independently by Riley prior to the 1952 merger of Riley's still new owner Nuffield, with Austin to form BMC. The RM series was originally produced in Coventry, but in 1949 production .....