For Sale: 1951 Riley Antique in Saint Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

Just released from a respected private collection

Spectacular restored condition

Incredibly rare and desirable 1951 Riley RMD 2½ Litre Drophead Coupe

One of only 503 built; of which only approximately 50 are known to exist

Final production year for the Drophead riley model

Stunning color combination

Includes owner's handbook

Performs wonderfully

One of the finest examples to be found anywhere in the world!

A collector's dream

Options Include:
Leather seats
Semaphore turn signals
Dual fog lamps

In 1938, Riley became part of the Morris-MG-Wolseley Nuffield Organization. However, the RM, announced in 1945, preserved Riley character with a technically-advanced chassis and with coach built body choices of definite sporting flair. Carried over was Riley's own engine, featuring hemispherical combustion chambers and twin camshafts operating inclined valves through short pushrods. Riley RM-series cars, often called “the last of the real Riley's,” were among the first new British designs after WWII. The successful pre-war engine design was carried over an featured hemispherical combustion chambers, dual overhead camshafts and dual SU carburetors. Mated to a 4-speed manual transmission the Riley was capable of over 100 mph and examples are highly sought after today by both collectors and enthusiasts.

The incredible 1951 Riley RMD 2½ Litre Drophead Coupe featured here is finished in the stunning color combination of Light Cream over a Deep Red leather interior and complimenting black folding convertible top with matching boot cover. This particular example hails from the final year of Riley Convertible production, has been meticulously well restored and has spent many years in long term collector ownership. As one of few as 50 known examples today, this Riley's exceptional restored condition makes it one of the best examples to be found anywhere in the world. With incredible condition, stunning colors and incredibly scarce numbers this example is sure to bring many years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. We are proud to offer this stunning 1951 Riley RMD 2½ Litre Drophead Coupe to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the appeal of these incredibly low production British motorcars. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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Vehicle Details

  • 1951 Riley Antique
  • Listing ID:CC-1372128
  • Price:$79,900
  • Location:Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Riley
  • Model:Antique
  • Exterior Color:Light Cream
  • Interior Color:Deep Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 4
  • Odometer:60793
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:407389CJS
  • Trim Level:RMD 2 1/2 Litre Drophead Coupe
  • VIN:60D7197
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather

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Daniel Schmitt & Co.
3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63074
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