Amazingly only two owners from new, first owner was a John Hardaker of Leeds who sold the car when he was 99! Odometer reading of 68,000 miles highly likely to be correct, complete history file from 1991 including fully documented re-build in 1991-92, then participated in many VSCC and other rallies, but used much less in recent years. Bodywork, underside, wood frame and interior all seem very good, paintwork is very bright but shows signs of over-polishing in places, excellent chrome. Engine runs sweetly, with gearbox, steering and brakes all working as they should, has been fitted with upgraded headlights (for rallying), oil filter conversion and indicators. During first year of production (1935), 12-4s were supplied without bumpers, those fitted believed to have come from a 1933 Armstrong Siddeley 12. An outstanding piece of pre-war motoring history ready for its third owner.
1935 riley 12 4 falcon