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Riley Classic Cars for Sale

In the interwar period the British car make Riley was famous for its success in motor sports.

The history of Riley

The brand name Riley was first known for bicycles which the father, William Riley, in the late 19th century successfully sold. Against the will of their father, but with the financial support of the mother, the sons got into the automotive business under the leadership of the son Percy Riley. In 1902 the Riley Engine Company came into being, which was first the supplier of motorcycle manufacturers. Five years later, they already presented the first vehicle - a Riley with 1034 cc. and 9 hp. Doing so, the brothers were very innovative: The car was not only the first model with a mechanical inlet valve timing, but also had spoked wheels with central locking , which were henceforth also used by Benz and others. Good success and the aim to be as innovative as possible, caused the company to open a factory in Conventry in 1919. Hence, the company split into parts so that Midland Motor Bodies and Riley Engine Company arose. While the construction of engines was still led by Percy Riley, the models were constructed ​​under the supervision of Allan Riley. In the following two decades Riley was then extremely successful, and especially known for its sports cars. Well known racing drivers such as Parry Thomas drove Riley sports cars. This era ended with the decision to increase the variety of types to non-productivity. This led to a dispute between the brothers, and finally to the secession of the Riley Engine Company, which still exists to this day. Meanwhile, the rest of the company was incorporated in Nuffield and BMC. However, past successes could not be attached to, and the make Riley was finally abandoned in 1969.

Classic Riley models

After transfer in 1919, the first produced car was particularly successful: the Riley 10.8, called Redwing, with an output of 35 hp. The Riley Monaco was also quite popular, being very famous in continental Europe, too. This was driven by Parry Thomas, as well. In this case, a special recognition offered the typical red colour of the small roadsters and four-seaters.

The Riley logo

The Riley logo consists of a blue diamond in which the lettering Riley is taken into curving letters. Particularly striking is the last standing "y", which bears the other letters.

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1931 | Riley Nine Monaco

1931 Riley Nine Monaco Rally Special (Ex. Levrett & Ex. Gerry Dick)

£25,372
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1934 | Riley 12/6 Kestrel

1934 Riley Nine Kestrel - all-helical gearbox

£13,995
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1936 | Riley 12/4 TT Sprite

One of just 55 Riley Sprite produced, 19 examples are still known to exist

£296,006
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Mille Miglia
£75,693
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Price on request
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1932 | Riley Nine Gamecock

Riley Gamecock Tourer

£75,270
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1959 | Riley one point five

Riley One Point Five - Series 1

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1933 | Riley Nine

Riley 9HP Brooklands Special Built by Riley-specialist Allen Clear between 2004 and 2007, Only original Brooklands or correct modified Riley 9 parts were used, Impressive pre-war racing sports car, Immediately ready to drive for various purposes such as rallies or racing, One of the best built "Brookland" specials

£86,687
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1937 | Riley 12/4 Special

Riley 12/4 Brooklands Special The red Baron perfekt

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1932 | Riley Nine Monaco

Riley Nine Monaco Tüv neu H-Zulassung Deutsche-und Österr. Zulassung Cabrio

£21,988
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1934 | Riley Nine Brooklands Speed Special

Riley Spezial restauriert Österreichische Einzelgenehmigung

£42,278
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1956 | Riley 2.5 Litre RMF

Riley RMF 2.5 "Nut and Bolt" restored in the early 90's, This is fully and extensively recorded with photos/reports and invoices, Billed as Riley’s luxury saloon, One of only 1050 Riley RMFs thought to have been produced, An absolutely nice driving saloon in a very good condition

£20,720
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1935 | Riley MPH

Unique Bertelli Coachwork

£480,000
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1931 | Riley Nine Brooklands Speed Model

1931 RILEY 9 special “BROOKLANDS”

£50,575
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£64,000
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