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Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage

Sale price: £13,450.00 make an offer

Car location: Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: Original interior in very good condition, wear commensurate with age
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Riley
Model: RME
Year: 1954
Type: Sports Saloon
Doors: Four
Color: Ivory over black
Mileage: 61,703
Seats: 4
Engine: 1,496
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage for sale

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  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage
  • Riley RME in very good restored condition with original interior and low mileage

The new Riley RMA was launched in 1946 but was designed during the war and has the elegance of a pre war style (The body was directly inspired by the 1937 BMW 327 acquired by Riley Motors) but with post war practicality. reliability and excellent spares availability. This was the first British car with rack and pinion steering which is surprisingly accurate and direct in feel. Originally built at Foleshill. production moved to Abingdon in 1948. where the RM continued in production alongside MG.

The RME launched in 1952 was the successor to the RMA. It still used the 1 1/2  Litre four and featured a fully hydraulic braking system. The body had an enlarged rear window with curved glass. To improve acceleration the rear axle ratio was changed from 4. 89:1 to 5. 125:1

An RME tested by The Motor magazine in 1952 had a top speed of 75 mph (121 km/h) and could accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 29. 5 seconds. A fuel consumption of 24. 2 miles per imperial gallon (11. 7 L/100 km; 20. 2 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £1. 39 including taxes. some £400 more expensive than the Abingdon built MG ZA.

Description and History

The early history of the car is unknown. however it is shown as being first registered on the 9th June 1954. and subsequently re-registered in the early 1960's as ABK 736A. probably due to the retention of the original number. it has been in the ownership of two local collectors from 1986. and very recently we have recommissioned the Riley after being unused for the last few years. It has evidently has been restored in recent years. as the floor and underside are in excellent condition. the engine holds very good oil pressure. and the car has been thoroughly checked with the brakes being overhauled and a new brake master cylinder fitted.

Condition Report Overall

A good solid car with extremely low mileage. which we would believe to be original judging by the condition of the interior. excellent floor pan and underside. original leather interior. excellent headlining and door cards. From all appearances with the possible exception of the carpets. the interior appears original with very slight moth to the bottom of the rear O/S door panel carpet. The roof covering is excellent condition. and the car has an extremely pleasant mellowed appearance.

The car is available for viewing in Jersey or by arrangement in Dorset. from where we can arrange delivery within the UK .

For further information please visit our website

www. leriche. com


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