1925 Riley 11/40 12hp Sports Four Seat Tourer
Model: 11/40 12hp Sports Four Seat Tourer
Registration Number: DS 9184
Chassis Number: 3705
Engine Number: 5591
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Sold For: £29150
Lot No: 293
In 1919 Riley produced a very successful 10.8 hp sports car. The 12 hp 11/40 type engine was new in 1925 and was said to perform as well as the famous Redwings of the period. The model continued in production until 1928, when it was replaced by the Riley Six. The side valve, four cylinder engine drove through a four speed manual gearbox with cone clutch and semi-floating spiral bevel rear axle.
This example appears to have been built to export specifications and supplied new in chassis form to Australia, where it received the local four seat touring body. During the war the body was converted to a ‘Ute’ and was subsequently laid up in a country garage for some 40 years.
Rescued in the 1990’s by enthusiast Bernie Jacobson, it was totally stripped down and rebuilt with an attractive sporting new body by Coachcraft of Melbourne.
Now offered for sale with V5C registration certificate and a large file containing photographs of the motor car and information about the rebuild, old road tax discs, data, correspondence, sundry invoices, old MOT test certificates, a copy instruction book, plus an interesting article stressing the fact that ‘to reduce the bugbear of periodic lubrication to a minimum, there are only 6 lubrication points, apart from the engine itself’. The road tax classification for this motor car is 'historic'.