26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
  Lot 12
 

1952 Riley RMF Saloon


Lot details

Registration No: NOM 479
Chassis No: RMF10666
MOT: Exempt

  • One of only 1,050 Riley RMFs thought to have been produced
  • Acquired by the current vendor in 1991
  • Fully restored in the 1990s
  • Well-presented useable classic

Introduced in 1946, the Riley RMB was one of the first British cars launched after WW2 to feature a new chassis design. With independent torsion-bar front suspension, rack and pinion steering and strong 90mph performance from its gutsy 'twin-cam' 2443cc, four-cylinder engine the RMB was deservedly praised by the contemporary motoring press for its excellent ride and handling qualities. Its successor, the RMF arrived in 1951 featuring a host of mechanical revisions. An open propshaft now linked the four-speed manual gearbox to a new hypoid bevel rear axle, while stopping power improved courtesy of Girling hydraulic brakes and the enlarged rear window gave welcome extra visibility. In production for less than two years, just 1,050 RMFs are thought to have been sold.

The Riley RMF Saloon offered here was delivered new in 1952. It is fitted with a powerful 2.5 litre 'Big Four' engine, which provides more than adequate performance. In August 1991, the car was acquired by the current vendor, who has maintained it well over the years. During the 1990s, the vendor undertook a full restoration of the Riley, replacing all the woodwork in the process and bringing it back to its original glory. The exterior of the car is now finished in a striking combination of Maroon and Silver, complemented by a sleek Black vinyl roof covering. The interior features stylish Grey leather upholstery with Maroon piping and Grey carpets, creating an elegant and luxurious atmosphere. Throughout its ownership, the vendor has taken great care of the car, ensuring it is always kept in good condition. However, due to the recent pandemic and the advancing age of the vendor, the RMF has not been used as frequently as before. Despite this, the car is said to drive and handle very well, showcasing its timeless engineering and design. This Riley RMF, offered with a current V5 document and a collection of sundry invoices, should provide a new owner with a great useable classic for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information, please contact:
Julian Pinkster
julian.pinkster@handh.co.uk
07889 223 904

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

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