1932 Riley Nine Drop Head Coupe

A most attractive DHC Riley; recent Blue Diamond engine overhaul; rear axle rebuild by Blue Diamond 2018; excellent hood and upholstery

Thought initally to be an Ascot model, we have been advised that this car predates that by a short period and it should be termed a Coupe - presumably a Drop-Head Coupe - we leave you to work that one out!

A copy from the DVLA of its ownership history would suggest that it was first registered in June 1932 to a gentleman in London who was to keep the car until 1995. It subsequently passed through several hands before being offered by Malcolm Elder at the Motor Shed in 2011.

Its new owner sent it to Hightone Restorations who did the best part of £5,000 of work on the doors and window winder mechanisms, the car entering the vendor's garage in 2017.

Since then it has had plenty of care and maintenence. Shortly after acquisition, a leaking oil pump was rectified at Blue Diamond. They then stripped the rear axle and fitted a new pinion bearing. In May 2018 they gave the car a thorough going over and fitted four new Excelsior tyres. Then, in 2019 Blue Diamond removed the engine and dropped the sump for inspection. Repaires were made to to the oil pipes and everything was refitted with a new starter.The bills for all of this work approximate £7,500.

The car now runs and drives nicely and the bodywork is in very presentable condition with smart upholstery and weather equipment.

The estimate in the catalogue reflects the current owners lack of storage space - this smart little Riley offering exceptional value as well as open-top fun with the option of a draft-free motoring thanks to wind-up windows and a good hood....as long as you are not sitting in the Dickey seat of course! 

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Reg No: YG1146
Chassis Number: 6017946
Engine Number: 39116
Engine Size: 1056
Docs: Two old MOTs; DVLA ownership printout; many bills

Estimate: £12,000+

Lot 23

Lot ended

Thursday 24/09/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£14,700
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