Wed, 27th Nov 2019 13:00

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  Lot 48

1949 Riley 2.5 Litre RMC

Sold for £9,000

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: EG 9914
Chassis No: 59SS4988
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- 1 of just 507 examples and finished in Ming Blue

- Offered with old style log book, history file and collection of invoices

- Current family ownership since 2000, restored in the 1990's with photographs included

- Understood to have originally been employed to pick-up incoming movie stars at the airport

Even though a Nuffield subsidiary, the immediate post-war Rileys were still readily identifiable as being products of the old Coventry firm. Their 2443cc big four was revived in 1946 and installed in a lengthened RMA chassis, with identical styling to the 1939-introduced RMA saloon, to achieve the RMB. Power was increased from 90 to 100bhp from 1948, resulting in a 94mph top speed for the RMB saloon. The engine also appeared under the bonnets of the most desirable of all post-war Rileys, the RMC three-seater roadster of 1948-1950.

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