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1928 Riley 9 Tourer - ideal VSCC car For Sale

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  • £24,750 As stated
  • 1928
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Price £24,750 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Riley
Model 9 Tourer
Year 1928
Country UK
Region Hampshire
Telephone 01425 292788
Status Trade
Date 02-Jun-2020
Ref C1231392
1928 Riley 9 Tourer - quite the most successful model Percy Riley produced, from design in 1925

NOW SOLD - more cars wanted for commission sale

Magneto rebuilt

Spare magneto

Starter motor rebuilt

Wheels repainted

New tyres and inner tubes

Replaced exhaust manifold

VSCC accepted

Very competent and robust vintage car.

4 speed - very easy to drive, with excellent brakes

Comes with two sets of carburettor set ups - single SU for VSCC Light Car events and also the correct original-spec twin SU carburettors and manifold

All oils recently changed (ie to include gearbox and rear axle)

Single owner for 52 years until 2011

Rear axle rebuilt by Blue Diamond Riley Services

Running well


Specification of Percy Riley's Riley 9 from 1926 to 1937

Wheelbase : 9.0'

Track : 3' 11"

Driver operated adjustable brakes from the cockpit

1087 cc 4-cylinder overhead valve engine

Long stroke motor with 60.3mm bore and 95.2 stroke

Fully balanced 2-bearing crankshaft

Hemispherical cylinder head

Large inclined 2 valves per cylinder, operated by push-rods from twin camshafts set high in the crankcase

Free revving with excellent power delivered

60mph readily available and 40mpg

1/2 elliptic springs all round

4-door 4-seat tourers weighed only 17.5cwt

The 4-speed gearbox allowed 45mph in 3rd, and just under 70mph top speed

Available with Fabric or Aluminium bodywork


The Autocar magazine reported on 16th October 1931 : “First of the superlative type of 9hp car, firmly established, regularly improved and as yet scarcely challenged in its class, the Riley Nine has a very definite appeal to those who can appreciate performance, safety, comfort and an appearance out of the ruck.”

S.C.H. "Sammy" Davis of The Autocar - and "Bentley Boy" - competed in the 1927 Lands End Trial in one of the first Riley Nine tourers, with development continuing apace by J.G. Parry-Thomas and later Reid Railton, eventually culminating in the Brooklands Riley Nine

The low set of the Riley 9 chassis allows for assuring road holding, a few years in advance of many other cars of the time

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