Riley RMB 2.5L 1949

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Lot No: 59
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1949 Riley RMB 16,447 (Not Warranted) £9,200 + buyers premium


Description from The Vendor:

I bought the car in 2006 with 90,000 miles on the clock. I believe the car has restoration in the 1990s and it was one of the last Riley’s built in Coventry before the company moved to Abindgdon alongside MG. Riley continued to build the RM model until 1955 where it then became the pathfinder with the full influence of BMC.


Auctioneer’s notes:

1949 Riley RMB 2.5 lit has been entered by the vendor who has owned her for 16 years.  This is a stunning car, beautiful interior, bright paintwork (1 or 2 little blemishes) excellent chrome.  This very interesting car is 73 years old and it is interesting to see she has a buff logbook and also a green logbook and in the file there are countless invoices.  Although she does not require an MOT she has been MOT’d every year since 2006, the present MOT which expires on 2.4.23 plus the invoices shows to me that she has been well looked after.  These 2.5 lit Rileys can keep up with modern traffic, their top speed is 90 miles per hour. This fine example may be viewed strictly by appointment.

Lot No. 59
Auction 29th April 2022 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make Riley
Vehicle Model RMB
Year of Manufacture 1949
Mileage 16,447 (Not Warranted)
Registration ETH714
Date first Registered 11/03/1949
MOT 02/04/2023
Chassis Number 5954247
Engine Number 4247
Estimated Sale Price £7,000 - £8,000

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