Wed, 16th Oct 2019 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 83

1950 Riley RMB 2.5 Litre

Sold for £11,812

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: LXH 272
Chassis No: 6057664
Mot Expiry: Exempt

- Carrying its original registration number

- Only 3 former keepers

- Original leather interior

This decidedly handsome-looking RMB hails from 1950 and is finished in the pleasing combination of Maroon and Cream combined with a Black Everflex roof. It still wears its original registration number, 'LXH 272', displays a low but eminently credible total mileage of 41,977, and has had just four keepers to date. The nicely patinated Burgundy leather interior is apparently original, but the Riley has benefited both from a new roof and an overall repaint, plus the fitment of a Kenlowe engine fan. The vendor currently grades the bodywork, paintwork, four-cylinder engine and manual gearbox as all being in 'very good' order, and informs us that the engine 'starts first time with good oil pressure'. The Riley is now offered complete with photographic evidence of the restoration work. 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.

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