Car & Classic Dealer

Julien Sumner

Guildford Surrey

1933 Riley 9 Lynx 4 Seater Tourer - Disappearing Hood For Sale

This advert viewed 3047 times
  • £26,500 As stated
  • 1933
Message the seller
Price £26,500 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Riley
Model Lynx
Year 1933
Country UK
Region Surrey
Telephone 01483 665344
Status Trade
Date 14-Feb-2021
Ref C1293347
One of the prettiest small sporting Tourers the Riley Nine, when introduced in 1926, "marked a real advance in touring car design", so said that legendary motoring Historian, John Stanford. And he was right. Although the 4-cylinder engine was of only 1100cc capacity, it possessed performance which was equal to many cars in the 2-litre class of the period. It really was in many ways the forerunner of high efficiency small cars of the future decades.

Indeed, the Nine remained a lynchpin of the Riley model range, changing very little in essence, for the next decade. With the masterly input of World Land Speed Record holder, J.G. Parry Thomas, the Nine was developed (as the Brooklands Model) into a formidable competition car and this racing experience helped to maintain the Nine's position at the top of its category and to make it such a popular and versatile car.

The car offered here carries the most attractive factory Lynx 4-seater tourer coachwork incorporating the ingenious disappearing hood and only ran from late 1932 until September 1933. This allowed the smooth lines of the car to remain unfettered by fabric and frame once the hood is stowed.

APC81 has been the subject of an excellent older restoration which has aged well and allowed the car to remain in virtual constant use ever since. Carrying a delightful well-loved and lived in character, like one's favourite armchair, it has seen use in numerous local vintage road runs and rallies. It has also been an invited airside exhibit alongside the Spitfires, Hurricanes, and other stars of the legendary Goodwood Revival for the past 5 or so years.

With a recent top end overhaul by marque expert Keith Pointing, this delightfully honest and attractive example of the Lynx model should continue to provide practical and reliable pre-war transport for another eight decades for all manner of vintage events and road trips.

It would be a pleasure to answer any further questions you might have. This lovely Riley 9 Lynx can be inspected at my Guildford showroom - please call me directly on the details below.
Car and Classic logo Compare classic car insurance quotes Get a quote
Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads
Premium Dealer
Picture of 1929 Treen Riley 9 For Sale

Chassis Number: 601307/AEC108 Engine Number: 196874 Recorded fully in the Riley Register John Treen was an English amateur car builder during the 40’s and 50’s, he built predominantly race orientated sports cars aimed at the amateur VSCC race car owners who wanted something a little more sportin

An exceedingly nice example, in very sound condition throughout. Very good body and paint. Nice chrome. Excellent mechanically. Re-built pre-select gearbox by Tom Dark. Sunroof. Super original interior. Happy in modern traffic, go anywhere, with good performance.

Very original and nice, perfect driveable Riley for sale. New leather interior, nice original wooden dash and a very good, good running engine. It comes with the 2.5 ltr twincam engine with the two carberettors. Take a look at our website for more information and the biggest choice in REAL C

Here we have a very desireable Riley 2 1/2 Saloon which has been owned by its previous owner since 1982!! Finished in Black over Deep Red with Original Mulberry Red Leather Upholstery, MOT and Road Tax Exempt, Black Vinyl Roof, Huge History File, Supplied with the original log book, Rear Arm Rest and Carpet Mats Fitted

In 1932 Riley launched a new version of its Riley Nine chassis called the ‘Plus Ultra’. This was considerably stiffer than previously and also enabled a lower seating position, which creates more room inside the cabin. To capitalize on the sporting nature of the chassis, the two-seater sports tourer (Gamecock) was


1937 Riley Kestrel tourer. Completely rebuilt with new tourer body. Engine and gearbox rebuilt by Blue Diamond. New leather interior. Recent new clutch. Three position hood and wind up windows. About 6000 miles completed since the rebuild. £22000


This RMB Riley special has undergone a ground-up rebuild and modernisation with no expense spared that was completed by skilled craftsmen in 2011. The original sedan chassis has been shortened by 30cm and a lowered body incorporating many Riley panels with a steel tube frame has been fitted. The Pathfinder engine has

Premium Dealer
Picture of 1935 Riley Imp For Sale

1935 Riley Imp An exceptional example with Pre-War Competition History Registration: WG 3688 Chassis Number: 6027496 Engine Number: 56020 A thoroughbred in the true sense of the term - the Riley Imp really looked the part with its long bonnet, flowing wings and short tail