Riley 12/4 Lynx 1936

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Lot No: 60

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1936 Riley 12/4 Lynx 22,835 (Not Warranted) £16,500.00 + buyers premium


Originally a 1935 car, it was restored in the early 1970’s. The chassis (presumably beyond repair) was replaced with an identical
1936 narrow track chassis (26F4005). Retaining its original 22T features such as Rotax headlamps, traditional dashboard with Hobson Teleguage (not working), vertical handbrake, correctly arrowed pre-selector lever and riveted bonnet. The Lynx body was repaired and repainted with top quality coach paint. The majority of the leatherwork is original with one seat rebuilt with new leather. The hood is in fair condition as are the side screens (although I have never used them): the tonneau is virtually new.
Thought to have the desirable (1935) special series 12/4 engine and what is believed to be a ‘masked’ cylinder head similar to that of the Sprite engines. The twin SU carburettors have recently been professionally cleaned and tuned, throttle linkage rebuilt and uprated: the car runs well with a steady oil pressure. Again, the sump and oil filter have been professionally cleaned and are leak free, rear bearings replaced, rear shock absorbers re-bushed and brakes relined. MOT to October 9, 2019.
It is fitted with a 5:1 rear axle for better cruising and has the Donald Sessions patented jacking system at front and rear.
The car has been used sparingly since restoration, has mellowed well and developed a great patina.


Auctioneers Notes: This is one of these rare opportunities to acquire a Riley Lynx 4-Seater Tourer which has great patina and mechanically appears very sound.  Fitted with a Wilson 4-speed pre-select gear box (for those not familiar, free lessons will be given!).  On our premises now and may be viewed by appointment.

Full Details:

Lot No. 60
Auction 25th October 2019 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Riley
Vehicle Model 12/4 Lynx
Year of Manufacture 1936
Mileage 22,835 (Not Warranted)
Registration JN7134
Date first Registered 25-03-1936
MOT 09-10-19
Chassis Number 26F4005
Engine Number F-4005
Estimated Sale Price £24,000 - 25,000

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