1950 Rare Opportunity - Riley RMD Left Hand Drive For Sale
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a genuine Riley Factory made car (this is confirmed by the stamping on the chassis of the original car number which correctly starts with 60D).
Only 503 4 seater Riley Dropheads were made from 1949-1951 & it is reported that only approx 50 still exist.
Following its return to the UK, this car has been expertly restored by the owner, a Riley enthusiast (who has already restored a RME and a RMD RHD) The restoration was completed in 2006 and along with a matching Riley RMD Right Hand Drive, these cars were primarily used for Weddings & Proms etc by the owner.
It retains the original engine, gearbox & rear axle & of course its chassis, brakes & front suspension.
It is fitted with the 2443cc twin cam inline 4-cyclinder engine, twin SU carburettors giving 100bhp at 4400rpm, 4-speed manual transmission, torsion bar front suspension, live rear axle & 4-wheel drum brakes. The internal seats & hood have all been expertly restored.
It has a new MOT (to confirm it's road worthiness) and is fit for immediate use. Being used as a wedding car, it has a few additions to make it safer & more comfortable - these include flashing indicators, external rear view mirrors & a heater. These can be easily removed by the new owner, if required.
This Riley is in excellent condition and is a fine car to drive and would be excellent as a holiday touring car, particularly in Europe or the USA or for use in the Wedding Car business.
This car is based in Hampshire, UK for prospective buyers to view.
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