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For Sale: 1953 Riley RM
in Near Alton, United Kingdom

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Designed and built by Scottish motor engineer and eminent Riley enthusiast, Dennis Ramsay, this unique motor car was completed in 1983. Based on an ‘RMB’ chassis, shortened by 24” and underslung at the rear, the car has a lightweight body, with excellent luggage accommodation, rendering it ideal for longer distance events. The 100 BHP engine was sufficient to give the standard 2.5 litre saloon a very vivid performance, with a maximum speed approaching the then magic 100 mph, so it goes without saying that this car is very rapid, with acceleration that puts many younger cars to shame. Handling is precise and the car is very much in the spirit of the great pre-war sports Rileys. One can imagine the success that a production Riley built along similar lines would have achieved. The car was the subject of an extensive article in the February 2011 edition of “The Automobile” – a copy of which is included in the comprehensive file of documentation supplied. Full weather equipment is provided, including a tonneau cover. The instrumentation is of Jaguar origin, correctly calibrated. The car has been carefully maintained over the years, with a large sum spent just last year on cosmetics. The mechanical condition is very good in all respects and this fascinating Riley always turns heads wherever it goes. Several RM-based specials have been constructed over the years, but this car is, without doubt, one of the very best. Whilst in the current ownership, the Riley has participated in VSCC and Aviva Classic events, as well as touring in France and Ireland, proving utterly reliable. The design and build notes are included, along with the Driver’s Handbook for the Riley 2 ½ Litre, plus much additional information on the model. An opportunity to acquire a very special Riley with excellent performance, which is eligible for numerous events. Please see additional photographs on our website.

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Asking Price
24,950 GBP
Vehicle Location

United Kingdom
City, State
Near Alton
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