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For Sale: 1924 Riley Eleven
in Poole, United Kingdom

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This vehicle was exported new to Australia in 1924 and bodied locally as a sports 4 seater tourer. The car spent most of its life in the Victoria area. At some point, we believe, in the late 1939, this vehicle was re-bodied as a farm pick-up truck and used as a utility vehicle during World War 11. This car was last taxed and used in 1947. Some 40 years later the vehicle was discovered by a Mr Bernie Jacobson, (a well known and avid vintage car collector) under an accumulation of junk, weeds and a particularly vicious iety of blackberry vine which was growing throughout the remains of this car, in the rear yard of a rural garage where it had been taken for some mechanical repair. Bluebelle, as she had become known, was then sent to Coachcraft of Melbourne, a renowned Australian vintage car restorer. A new sports tourer body was fabricated using a single photograph and drawings of the original car by Riley, this new body was to match the original body which was hand crafted in aluminium. The original engine, gearbox, chassis, back axle and running gear, where all restored at the same time along with a full re-trim in leather and a new soft top. The estimated cost of the restoration was between £80-and a £100k. This outstanding and fabulous Riley with great providence is finished in dark blue bodywork with black wings and soft top, complemented by a powder blue leather trim. It has a 4 speed manual gearbox and wire wheels (both optional when new), nickel plated headlights and radiator shell, side lights and windscreen. A spare wheel is fitted to the rear of the bodywork and the rear window in the hood is a diamond shape design. The design of the vehicle is reminiscent of a Bentley Le-mans blower Tourer. The history folder contains, handbook, original drawings and pictures, ious invoices, ious show awards, photos of the car with the owner, tax discs, restoration images and ious write-ups.

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Asking Price
29,995 GBP
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United Kingdom
City, State
BH13 7RD
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