|1967||Riley||Elf||53,797 (Not Warranted)||£7,200 + buyers premium|
Description from The Vendor:
The Riley Elf is based on the original Alec Issigonis Mini and was first produced in 1961 along with the similar Wolseley Hornet. The Riley version was the more expensive of the two cars and is distinguished by the Riley grille and badging. The cars used a modified Mini body shell and featured an elongated nose/front wings to incorporate the upright grille designs. More importantly, the rear of the car was considerably different, longer rear wings provided a much larger boot and gave a distinguished look. This model is the Mk III version produced in 1967. It was advertised as the most luxurious small car in the world, with leather seats, wind-up windows, fresh air vents and a walnut dashboard. The engine is the BMC A-series unit of 998cc producing 38bhp, giving a top speed of around 75 mph and 32 miles per gallon. 31,000 were produced and about 360 are registered with the DVLA at present. NJB 566F has been fully restored in the early 2000’s and has had extensive recent work on the hydrolastic fluid suspension system and brakes plus rear floor and rear sub-frame restoration. The name “Riley” is famous for its motorsport history over the past 100
This is a very good example of this rare car – see Appendix 1 which shows a note from the vendor about this Riley Elf. She really does present very well and this impish Elf has a folder full of invoices plus 16 old MOT’s.
May be viewed, strictly by appointment.
|Auction||29th July 2022 - 94.5% SOLD|
|Year of Manufacture||1967|
|Mileage||53,797 (Not Warranted)|
|Date first Registered||20/09/1967|
|Estimated Sale Price||£3,750 - £4,750|
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