Wed, 14th Oct 2015 12:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 7

1933 Riley 9 Kestrel

Sold for £16,312

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: ASJ 214
Chassis No: 6022867
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- 1 of approximately 10 survivors known to the Riley Register

It was its model 9 of 1926 that really put Riley on the map which, thanks to its lusty 1087cc twin-camshaft engine, soon found success in competition, further boosting the order book. This splendidly-presented Kestrel variant features Cream over Green bodywork and a Green hide interior, and rides on Cream-painted wired wheels. It was evidently restored some 15 years ago and, following a period of regular use, has been dry stored since 2012. The engine has been uprated to 'Merlin' specification courtesy of high-lift camshafts, Omega pistons and twin carburettors and drives through a manual, 'all helical' gearbox. 'ASJ 214' benefits from the recent fitment of new brakes, Blockley tyres and inner tubes and is being offered complete with tool kit, manuals and spare parts. The vendor currently rates the bodywork (complete with sliding sunroof), two-tone paintwork and transmission as 'excellent', and enhanced engine and leather interior trim as 'superb'. This delightful Riley currently displays an unwarranted mileage of 57,000.

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