Variant: Speedwell We have great pleasure in offering this very fine example of a 1968 Riley Elf Speedwell, the car wants for nothing and everything is just right. Lots of history to follow.
First registered (V5C) 25 March 1935. A Riley 12/4 Special built on a shortened by 9”, narrow track 22T chassis (22T1359); red with Black trim. Our car has the very desirable and potent 1466 cc high twin cam engine known as the 12/4 (F6827) with twin SU carburettors, standard Armstrong Siddeley pre-selector gearbox, knock on wire wheels (4.75 – 5.00 x 18 inch), and a full tonneau. The front seats are adjustable and very comfortable. It was rebuilt by the Secretary of Riley Register from a derelict 1935 12/4 Riley Kestrel 22T, over a period of 28 years from 1978, when the mileage was recorded as 32282 miles. It has done a trouble free 4500 miles since then and runs very well. The steering, braking (Girling rod operated) and rear axle have received a thorough overhaul over the last 3 years with the previous owner They also fitted a new battery and had the radiator re-cored We have had the wheels painted black and new Blockley Tyres fitted all-round. BXA 740 was built as much as possible in the “Riley Spirit” and retains a majority of original Riley fittings. it shows a lovely patina throughout the entire car The car has a classic and desirable low line and sporty shape with full and attractive dashboard instrumentation, and comes with the benefit of not only two small rear seats (suitable for children or luggage) but also some luggage space in the rear. For more competitive activities it would benefit and look very nice with the addition of 2 aero screens. There is an old Buff Log Book (1959), some invoices of work done, and some MOT`s from 2006. The history file includes a picture of the original derelict vehicle and some pictures taken during restoration. Offered with 12 Months MOT
Chassis Number: 601307/AEC108 Engine Number: 196874 Recorded fully in the Riley Register John Treen was an English amateur car builder during the 40’s and 50’s, he built predominantly race orientated sports cars aimed at the amateur VSCC race car owners who wanted something a little more sporting. Mostly built using the components from the veritable and very spritely Riley “9” Brooklands, and other sporting Riley “9” models. He made his own Chassis and or modified the original Riley chassis, depending on the use and his mood. Treen Rileys became extremely popular and sought after due to their reliability and very surprising speed, punching far above their weight on many occasions. The Riley Treen offered here is Treen Chassis Number AEC108 and recorded in the Treen Register section of the Riley Register, This car remains very original and absolutely un-restored. This car has masses of patina and is just so gorgeous you need to touch it to believe it. While maintaining its amazing condition it is in very good mechanical condition and has been recently serviced and checked over ready for sale and use, including a few small upgrades such as modern oil seals in the rear axle etc. Offered with a big file of history and correspondence records. This is a “must See” for any Riley enthusiasts.
Riley Kestrel 1934 Light Saloon very original This is a 1934 Riley Kestrel in the Saloonversion. The car is in a very beautiful original condition with nice patina. The red paint is a great combination with the wire wheels in colour beige. The car has leather upholstery and the interior is finished with beautiful wood parts and ofcourse the fabulous big sunroof. In the front there is the famous ‘Nine Type engine’, a 4 cyl engine with double carburators. This is a very rare Saloon version. Car has English title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.
Occasionally a car arrives which is so much fun that I want to let you know it has arrived even though I have not yet written my full description of it. This supercharged 1 ½ Litre Riley 12/4 engined MPH bodied special is one such car - it looks superb and it really is very rapid. Its stiff underslung chassis, precise steering, good handling on firm but pleasant springing and hydraulic braking gives all you the performance you might expect of a properly sorted post-vintage sports car and I think it will give a lot of much more expensive machinery a serious run for their money! As you might have gathered I like it a lot and will no doubt have to spend quite a lot of time road testing it to make sure I get the description right so watch this space! In the meantime if you think you might be interested in what you have seen and read so far please do come and have a look at it but be prepared to like it a lot!!
(SOLD) This is a complete 1933 Riley example that has tremendous patina, with a two-tone color combination of burgundy and white, with a red interior. It is a very original and stylish low-slung 2-seater coupe that was one of the rarer Riley bodies fitted to the 12/6 chassis, and features the following original components: sunroof, a full sized spare tire, the original wire wheels, a crank out windshield, Pyramid fire extinguisher, tool storage compartment, 2 wipers, step boards, and wood trim. In addition, the Lincock features a semi-elliptic suspension, a 4-speed gearbox, Riley continuous cable braking system with cam operated shoes and 13" drums, and a 10 gallon capacity fuel tank. With only several dozen of these coupes produced, this restoration-ready Lincock is a very rare and highly collectable example that is sure to please!
A very good original car with a full history. Sound and solid with good performance, twin carb. engine. The engine is in the process of a full rebuild, with new Register crank shaft. Full weather equipment. A very rare model and possibly the only one on the road.
Our Riley Elf is in a very nice condition. The original Cordinal Red leather of the seats has a great patina. The car has a factory fitted fresh air heater. It was first registered in 1968 and delivered by Granville Garages from Colchester. In 2003 the car was imported to the Netherland. A lot of documents come with the car, like a Certified copy of a factory record, Driver’s handbook, Service passport, invoices and original sale invoice. The car has a Dutch registration and is easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes and we can help with transport. This car is not in our showroom and can only be seen by appointment. More information on: www.kucarfa.nl