Thu, 23rd Feb 2017 13:15

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  Lot 73
Lot 73 - 1953 Riley RMB

1953 Riley RMB

Sold for £12,375

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: HRX 228
Chassis No: 62S9845
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Restored by previous owner in 2010

- Engine rebuilt in 2009

- Said to be good or average condition overall with original seats

- Details and receipts of restoration work carried work carried out in 1972

- Green logbook from 1967

This smartly presented RMB is a 1953 example finished in Black over Green and trimmed in Green hide. The vendor informs us that a degree of restoration was carried in 1972 for which details and receipts are included in the accompanying file. The Riley was then treated to an engine overhaul in 2009 and further general refurbishment by the previous owner during 2010. The vendor currently classes the engine and interior trim as 'good' and the transmission, bodywork, and original upholstery as 'average' and is now offering 'HRX 228' complete with green log book dating back to 1967. Introduced in 1946, the RMB was effectively an RMA lengthened by seven inches in order to accommodate the company's 2.5-litre engine in place of the RMA's 1.5-litre one. Initially 90bhp, the bigger unit's output was increased to 100bhp in 1948. The example tested by Motor magazine achieved a top speed of 90mph and 16.8 seconds for the 0-60mph sprint.

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