1950 | Riley 2.5 Litre RMD
Only 502 units | Restored | Beautiful patina | Good handling
Vehicle detailsVehicle data
Make Riley Model 2.5 Litre Model name 2.5 Litre RMD Series Riley RMD Year of manufacture 1950 Report 3+ Condition category Part-Restored Mileage 20,467 mls First registration 06/1950 Matching numbers Yes Body style Convertible Body detail Convertible Power (kw/hp) 74/100 Cubic capacity (ccm) 2,443 Cylinders 4 Doors 2 Steering Right (RHD) Transmission Manual Gears 4 Drive Rear Front Brake Drum Rear Brake Drum Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Black Manufacturer colour name Black Interior colour Beige Interior material Leather
The Riley 2.5 liter RMD "Drophead" for sale here was delivered in England in 1950, it still wears the original license plates (FBO 815). In 2013 it came to Germany and was overhauled, meanwhile it presents itself with a nice patina.
The technology is in good condition, the car starts reliably and runs clean. The interior was refurbished in 2014 and presents itself in a corresponding condition. The paint was renewed about 15 years ago and still makes a good impression.
An elegant convertible, which has become rare in the meantime, which inspires one directly with its unique English charm. From the first turn of the crankshaft the powerful 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine is convincing and hangs cleanly and directly on the throttle. Thanks to the for the time amazingly direct steering, the car stays cleanly on track. The Riley can be driven very pleasantly and sportily, but is also not averse to a relaxed drive in the sunshine.
An exciting car, which inspires one not only with its appearance, but also with its driving characteristics.
Equipment and special features
- Additional headlights
- Seatbelts retrofitted
- Fire extinguisher
- Original registration plates from UK
- Number of units: 502
In 2014, the following work was done:
- Hood ornament renewed
- Cleaning of the carburetor system
- Processing the leather
At an earlier date:
- Bodywork, woodwork and sheet metal
- Interior (door panels, seats)
- Soft top
- UK Registration Certificate (2013)
- Import customs confirmation (2013)
- General inspection without defects (2016)
- Certificate for H-plates (2016)
- Technical data sheet (TÜV)
- Classic-Data certificate (grade 2.7)
History of the series
The RMA was the first post-war Riley. It had a 1.5-liter engine and was equipped with partially hydraulic brakes and front wheels individually suspended on double wishbones with torsion bar springs. The body had a traditional wooden skeleton and was in the classic style. The car reached a top speed of 120 km/h, was manufactured from 1946 to 1953 and then replaced by the RME.
The RMB was an enlarged RMA and was released a year later. It had the 2.5-liter ("Big Four") engine with two SU carburetors, initially rated at 90 hp, then 101 hp from 1948. It reached a top speed of 152 km/h and was replaced by the RMF in 1952.
The RMD was a classic convertible, the last from Riley. It also had the 2.5 liter engine of the RMB from which it was derived. A limited production of only 502 units was made between 1949 and 1951.
The vehicle is located in our showroom in Stuttgart-Plieningen, close to the airport/trade fair. A test drive and an inspection on the car lift are possible by arrangement.
The sale takes place on request with new inspection, service and TÜV. We also offer a wide range of accessories for your new dream car. If required, we can also deliver the vehicle to you in a closed trailer.
Opening hours: Mon - Sat by appointment
Carola Daimler Cars is a company owned by the great-granddaughter of inventor and visionary Gottlieb Daimler. We collect, trade and broker classic cars, youngtimers and collectibles with potential and history. We place particular emphasis on quality, history and preserved charm.
Leasing/Financing: We would be happy to have our partner provide you with a tailor-made leasing & financing offer for this vehicle.
Subject to prior sale and errors for this offer excepted. The vehicle description on the Internet serves only for the general identification of the vehicle and does not represent a warranty in the sense of sales law. Only the agreements in the purchase contract are decisive.
Condition & Registration
Note (Condition) 3+ Report provider Classic Data Pink Slip until 03/2021 Historic license plate Registered Ready to drive Accident-free Vehicle-ID: 161003
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