I bought this car from the family of late Bill Lewis, Anaheim-based well-known revered Riley expert where it was stored for many years. I'm selling it because the estate had two Rileys and though, at the time I was searching for one Riley to restore, the family stipulated to a sale for both Rileys, so I"m now selling the "extra" Riley I acquired in the estate sale.
As an orphan British marque, Riley is relatively rare in the US, and with its distinctive, classic British automotive design, it turns heads whenever it's on the road, often referred to as a "Baby Bentley" or the "Middle Class Rolls"
The car for sale is in "restorable" condition, (my definition: the car is "whole", with no noticeable rust with most, if not all, appurtenant parts delivered with the car). It does not run, nor can I represent much about its mechanical condition...all I know is that it can roll. I've also got an extra engine/transmission to boot as well as a new interior headliner and new replacement vinyl/leatherette saloon top.
This is a 1951 Riley RMB Saloon 2.5L with LHD. According to the Registrar of the UK Riley RM Club there were 145 LHD built in 1951 for global export. I've also endured many hours of mind-numbing bureaucracy and heartburn…as a result, I now have a "clean transferrable" AZ title by AZ DMV and AZ vehicle registration + historic plate.