1936 | Riley 15/6 Kestrel

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Riley 15/6 Kestrel

Riley 15/6 Kestrel

Riley 15/6 Kestrel

Riley 15/6 Kestrel

Riley 15/6 Kestrel

Riley 15/6 Kestrel

Riley 15/6 Kestrel
Riley 15/6 Kestrel
Riley 15/6 Kestrel
Riley 15/6 Kestrel
Riley 15/6 Kestrel
Riley 15/6 Kestrel
Riley 15/6 Kestrel
1936 | Riley 15/6 Kestrel

Aftersale at auctomobile.com
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Cechia

 
Berlina / 4 Volumi
38/52 kW/CV
6 mls
Jari Brzon

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  • Dettagli del veicolo

    Dati veicolo
    Marca Riley
    Modello 15/6
    Versione 15/6 Kestrel
    Anno di fabbricazione 1936
    Numero di telaio 46K2757
    Chilometraggio 6 mls
    Prima immatricolazione 06/1936
    Dettagli tecnici
    Per carrozzeria Berlina
    Tipo carrozzeria 4 Volumi
    Potenza (kW/CV) 38/52
    Cilindrata (ccm) 1.726
    Cilindri 6
    Porte 4
    Posizione volante Destra
    Cambio Manuale
    Marce 4
    Trazione Posteriore
    Freno anteriore Tamburo
    Freno posteriore Tamburo
    Carburante Benzina
    Configurazione individuale
    Colore carrozzeria Blu
    Colore interni Blu
    Materiale interni Pelle

Descrizione

  • Unique 6-cylinder engine
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  • Believed to be one of just nine surviving examples
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  • Running and driving
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  • Offered for sale with Green logbook, restoration photos, V5C Registration Document and numerous invoices
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  • A rare opportunity to acquire a six-cylinder version of one of the best looking 1930s' saloons
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  • Little used and dry stored as part of a private collection in recent years
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  • All documents were checked and the car was photographed personally by Auctomobile
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  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted Checkout payment
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  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Hradec Kralove, Czechia

Among the prettiest saloons fielded by any manufacturer pre-WW2, Riley’s Six-Light Kestrel design was an Art Deco masterpiece. Powered by a ‘twin cam’ 1726cc straight-six engine, the 15/6 variant was reputedly capable of 85mph. Sadly, just fifty 15/6 Kestrels are thought to have survived.

First registered as ‘GV 4500’ in West Suffolk on 5th June 1936, chassis 46K2657 still bears a plaque for ‘R. Hawkes Motor & Motorcycle Engineer of Bury St Edmunds’. Migrating to Worksop, Nottinghamshire during the 1950s, the Riley is understood to have been in single family ownership for some forty years before being bought by Mike Squires Esq. of Corby in 1989. Sold to the preceding keeper David Watkins Esq. of Carmarthen five years later who treated it to over 600 hours’ worth of restoration work, the 15/6 was acquired by the vendor in February 2004. Unhappy with the quality of the engine’s previous overhaul, the seller entrusted the straight-six (number 62657) to John Kirkby Vintage Engine Rebuilding of Croydon, Surrey for attention to the crankshaft and new white metal bearings etc in 2007. The cylinder head was refurbished separately, and the radiator repaired. The brakes were gone through and the starter ring gear, water pump, distributor drive gear, thermostat, and exhaust manifold all fettled. The wiring loom was replaced and flashing indicators fitted. Dry stored alongside its Adelphi stablemate for over a decade, the Kestrel has recently been persuaded back into life. The four-seater is currently running and driving but would certainly require recommissioning ahead of any road use. The vendor notes that the pre-selector gearbox is whiny when in neutral with the noise subsiding under load. The car presents as an older restoration with imperfect paintwork. Much of the brightwork requires refinishing. The front seats and door cards have been retrimmed, but the rear pews may well be original. Offered for sale with Green logbook, V5C Registration Document, instruction book, numerous invoices, various old MOTs dating back to 1964, and photo album.

The car is running, it has a unique 6-cylinder 1726 ccm, Kestrel body, preselective gearbox. It also offers a good basis for conversion to a racing TT Sprite.

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