This is my cherished Riley I have owned for 20 years. This year car (mid 52) was known as a transitional model as the company announced this model RME but could not change the body detail quickly enough as was the final plan. However it did end up with the more desirable all wheel hydraulic brakes instead of the dated hydro/mechanical early set up.
Also retained the lower roof line and the running boards with the seperate sidelamps. it also retained the front armrests on the doors which fold up if not required.
I have restored every inch of this car with full photographic evidence. So the answer to any queries is yes its been serviced or replaced' This was back in 2000-2005 after a 5year restoration project. Most of the ash frame has been replaced and all the chrome work replated, new front windscreen glasses used. The interior has been renewed in a suede buckskin I think better than the plain leather as it is warm in winter and cool and non sticky in hot weather and looks great. Headlining replaced in the correct matl'and colour.
The exterior roof covering was replaced taking slowly over 2 weeks with new soft wadding. Chassis rebuilt with uprated rear springs.I also fitted a 2.5 rear axle to make its 60mph cruising speed more relaxed
The engine was rebuilt and has completed 25k miles trouble and breakdown free. Gearbox and clutch all good. It has a complete s/s exhaust.
Comes with an internal black cover for the garage also handbook,workshop manual and 2 Riley reference books. There is a handbook and original sales brochure.
The dummyspare wheel cover is cosmetic and can be removed anytime as is the rear window central bars.I think the boot area is a bit plain on this Riley model and this gives it a 'Grand Tourer' look. It had a new wiring loom fitted with the correct black/yellow outer cotton sheath also the radiator was rebuilt,and keeps its temp. perfectly!
The car performs perfectly carrying 4/5 adults in comfort. I have been on several longer tours such as South France Ireland and Scotland with the Riley club
Several spares come with car including the original rear axle.
These cars are in my opinion are one of the most practical and usable models Riley ever produced and if restored correctly will repay you but will take up to 5 years. I am only selling due to poor health and do not need messing about. Hopefully you can see it is a genuine sale at a sensible price.
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