Classic Cars for Sale on Car and Classic UK.


Robin Lawton Vintage & Classic Car Specialist - ccts1960 Login
Website Contact Links
Robin Lawton Vintage & Classic Car SpecialistRobin Lawton Vintage & Classic Car Specialist
Hampshire / Sussex

tel: 01420 474919     07710 364945
LIVE adverts (24)

1935 Riley TT Sprite (Ex-Works Team Car) For Sale

IMPORANT UPDATE: We have recently secured a number of important ORIGINAL components for this car, which have previously been unavailable to the open market. These components are being exclusively for sale alongside, AVC 19, through Robin Lawton Vintage & Classic Cars. We believe that originality is important and have a real desire to see this historic Riley TT Sprite back on the international race circuit. (Please note that these original components are not available separately for sale). We believe in its current format that the car is eligible for FIA level 3 status. However, if these origianal components are incorporated into the vehicle, it should obtain FIA level 4 status which is particularly relevant to enter the car into events such as the Mille Miglia, Classic Le Mans and other prestigious international races. The price of the car has also been adjusted to reflect the additional work that may be required. The car has a substantial file of historic documentation, which includes details of its development by the factory and its subsequent transfer to Eudel et Cie, the French Riley Agents, who re-bodied and competed with it during 1937-1939. The history of this car has also been researched by respected Riley experts including Philip Hill, who also owns a reconstruction of one of the original MPH team cars, and David Styles, who wrote the definitive Riley history ‘As Old as the Industry’ and ‘Sporting Rileys – The Forgotten Champions’. Key points of interest (Chassis Number 22T1750 Registration AVC 19) 1935 RAC Tourist Trophy, driven by Von der Becke as No 14, Finishing 9th place 1936 French Grand Prix, driven by Sebilleau and Paul as No 2, Finishing 3rd place in the ‘up to 2 Litre’ class 1936 RAC Tourist Trophy, driven by Von der Becke as No 22, Finishing 11th 1937 Le Mans 24-Hours, driven by Raoul Forestier, but was retired following an accident that involved 6 cars just beyond White House Corner. 1937 French Grand Prix, driven again by Raoul Forestier and finished in Second Place in the ‘Coupe de la Commission Sportive’, 2 Litre Class. Following the restoration, the car was to enter its first race in the UK since before the War, driven by Alan Clear, well known campaigner of Rileys, at VSCC Mallory Park. The car has also competed at VSCC Wiscombe Park and VSCC Prescott Hill Climbs. Allen Clear also raced it at Silverstone on more than one occasion. The current owner is the daughter of Henry Geary, who acquired the car in 1957. Henry was an apprentice mechanic for the Riley Competition Department in the 1930s and was determined to eventually acquire one or more of the Team cars for himself. It took Henry 15 years of negotiation to finally purchase the TT Sprite from its French owner. Interestingly, Henry also bought the Ulster Imp, which was another of the original Riley Works Team cars that he had worked on as a young apprentice. Henry’s daughter still competes in the Ulster Imp that Henry raced until he was 80 years old. As with the majority of competition cars, the ‘TT’ Sprite underwent continual development and was re-bodied on at least two occasions. This is a unique opportunity to acquire an historic Competition Riley with extensive and fascinating provenance. This car was featured in 'The Automobile' in July 2008 in a very interesting article illustrating much of the history and subsequent restoration. We also have a CD showing extensive and detailed photographs of its restoration, which was completed 8 years ago. The car remains in exceptional condition. The 'TT' Sprite is available to be viewed in our Garage in Hampshire by prior appointment. Further details and price on request - 01420-474919 or 07710-364945

This advert has now been removed through sale or otherwise, please see the list below for similar live adverts

1950 1950 Chevrolet de Lux Coupe 1950 nice car & 55 USA Classics For Sale £1700000
2008 2008 KOENIGSEGG CCXR EDITION For Sale £1300000
Wanted, All Classic, Sports, Performance Cars, Projects-Show Wanted £1000000
Bentley Rolls Royce parts Redhill Surrey For Sale £1000000
1902 1902 1 OF ONLY 1 BUILT For Sale £650000
1948 1948 Prototype Savonuzzi , ONLY CAR EXISTING! For Sale £450000
1973 1973 Dino 246 GT - E Serie - Superb - LHD - Giallo/ Nero For Sale £328000
2017 2017 Spyker C8 Laviolette - Unregistered For Sale £300000
2011 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 For Sale £300000
2008 2008 RUF Rt12 For Sale £300000
1963 1963 Historic 1963 Ex John Miles Turner Modsports Car. For Sale £280000
1952 1952 Siata Sports Convertable For Sale £270000
2013 2013 RUF RtR (Right Hand Drive) For Sale £250000
Eurobrun 189 F1 3.5 JUDD For Sale £249995
1990 1990 Minardi M190 Formula1 - Pierluigi Martini-Paolo Barilla For Sale £239000
1989 1989 DAIMLER 1 OFF Sir John Egan OFFICIAL FACTORY LIMOUSINE For Sale £220000
2008 2008 CAPARO T1 - ROAD REGISTERED! For Sale £199995
2008 2008 Caparo T1 the ultimate track car For Sale £199995
1969 1969 Costin Nathan Astra RNR2 For Sale £195000
1894 1894 Santler 3 1/2HP Dogcart For Sale £180000
1979 1979 Sparks Turbo Phaeton For Sale £173500
1967 1967 67'ELEANOR GT500E Supersnake 700hp ! For Sale £157500
1901 1901 A lovely original two cylinder Brighton car For Sale £155000
2007 2007 ISDERA Imperator Sbarro Prototype For Sale £150000