The Riley 4/72 was produced from 1961 until 1969. BMC’s model hierarchy was complicated in the 60’s but the Riley versions, which combined luxury with increased power were usually the most expensive, in the case of the Farina, 20% dearer than an A60. Perhaps as a consequence they sold in smaller numbers, of the 550,000 ADO38 models produced, just 14,000 were 4/72’s.
This car is a Riley 4/72 automatic saloon in its original two-tone colour scheme. It has been in the same ownership for the last 47 years and the mileage is correct at just 78,000. The last owner bought it from Glanfield Lawrence, London N12 in 1971 when it was four years old. It was little used from the 1990’s and then dry stored until recently when the last owners son treated it to a comprehensive and sympathetic re-commissioning (over £2000 in parts alone). Since the car came to us we have carried out a little further detailing and tweaking. As you can see from the photos, it is in superb order – the body is rust free and the underside is clean and remarkably original. The paintwork is very good with just the odd imperfection on the lower section. The interior is particularly good with just the lightest signs of wear and the under bonnet presents superbly with an array of new and refinished components. Most importantly it drives well, the engine runs sweetly with strong oil pressure and the automatic gearbox changes smoothly.
We are huge fans of the “Farina” models and we have owned some of the very best but this is perhaps unique in terms of provenance. It is also the rarest version of a range of cars that are tough, inexpensive to maintain and somewhat under-valued. They are also great to drive and the automatic option on this car is well suited to the Riley version with twin SU’s.
This car is ready to use with full MOT. Comes with various old MOT’s, original hand book, workshop manual and order form from the supplying dealer in 1971. It is fitted with an alarm and immobilizer and brake servo and comes with some spares.
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In our Thursday June 8th Auction
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In our June 8th Auction 2017
Although the V5c states that this is a 1932 car, the chassis number indicates it is actually an early 1934 model.
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Recently completed and now wonderful to drive. The Riley has a rebuilt Merlin 9 engine and ENV preselector gearbox. The brakes are actually quite good for a 9, stopping the car quickly with no fuss. Overhauled chassis and running gear. The bodywork is aluminium over a steel frame, and the tail section .....
Riley RMC roadster, year 1950. Colour two tone grey/black with a beige leather interior and beige carpet. Black soft top. This very special Riley RMC roadster is a rare and very special car. This model was built for the North American market from 1948 until 1951. Only 500 cars of this type were manufactured .....
Riley 9HP project for sale
Good for a racing sport special project or road rally use project.
The car is built from a Riley 9 kestrel chassis.
Complete at 80%
4 cylinders 1087cc engine and pre select gearbox
Délivery for extra cost
Inspection are welcome
Transmission: 6 Speed Sequential Manual
BHP: 1 000
Brand new, never raced 2001 Indy car with around 1000 BHP. Currently set up for circuit racing we do have a spares package for the car which includes the aero parts required for oval racing.
New Chevrolet engine – never been raced