Sold for £2,812
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: DAJ 22
Chassis No: 37-S-13062
Notable as the final models to be designed before the marque’s absorption into BMC, the RM-Series cars are felt by many to be the last true Rileys. Announced in August 1945, the RMA was an elegant, four-light sports saloon. A true driver’s car, its chassis boasted independent front suspension, rack and pinion steering and hydro-mechanical four-wheel drum brakes. Powered by a 1496cc ‘twin cam’ four-cylinder engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, the four-seater was capable of some 75mph. Deservedly popular in period, 10,504 RMAs were made. Although, today survivors are a rare sight on UK roads.
Entering the current family ownership during May 2016 on the understanding that it was ‘a highly original Coventry-built RMA, only two owners and 65,200 miles indicated’, ‘DAJ 22’ has seen very little use since its last MOT certificate expired on 24th June 2017. As such, it will require recommissioning / refurbishment prior to road use. The Red leather upholstery looks to be original and aside from a split at the top of the driver’s seat has survived quite well. The earliest piece of paperwork on file is a MOT certificate issued by Knaphill Service Garage in Surrey on 25th June 1966. While, other documents show that the Riley was fitted with an Ekco Car Radio during July 1969 and MOT tested by Taylor’s Garage Ltd of Penzance the following year. A series of errors by the DVLA have seen the Saloon listed as an MG on its V5C Registration Document with a single-digit discrepancy over the chassis number too. However, it is hoped that the accompanying period literature plus assistance from The Riley RM Club should enable the mistakes to be corrected.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Wed, 27th Jul 2022
Tuesday 26th July 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 27th July 2022 from 9am
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