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1933 Riley 12/6 Kestrel

Lot 12 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)

Estimate
£25,000 - £30,000
 

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Lot details
Registration No: VY 4240
Chassis No: 44T434
Mot Expiry: Exempt

The 12/6 was manufactured between 1932 and 1935 and offered with a whole range of different bodies, of which the Kestrel four-door Saloon was arguably the most practical, and the sale car an example. 'VY 4240' is finished in Cream over Black complemented by a Black fabric-covered roof and Tan-coloured leather interior trim. It is powered by a 'Special Series' triple carburettor version of the six-cylinder engine that drives through an 'all helical' four-speed manual gearbox. It was apparently restored in 2008 and then dry stored until now. It has recently been recommissioned with a fresh set of Blockley tyres and inner tubes. The vendor now regards the bodywork (complete with sliding sunroof), paintwork and interior trim as 'excellent', and the 12hp engine and transmission as 'very good'. He is selling this charming and rare Riley complete with tool kit, owners' manuals and a degree of history.

 

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