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Lot 430
1962 Riley 1.5
1962 Riley 1.5
IMG_6830 1962 Riley 1.5 IMG_6831 1962 Riley 1.5 IMG_6832 1962 Riley 1.5 IMG_6834 1962 Riley 1.5 IMG_6835 1962 Riley 1.5 IMG_6836 1962 Riley 1.5 IMG_6837 1962 Riley 1.5 IMG_6838 1962 Riley 1.5 IMG_6839 1962 Riley 1.5


Lot Number: 430
Result inc Premium: £7,020
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: RH522357
The Riley 1.5 ‑ or One‑Point‑Five, as BMC insisted on calling it ‑ was a clever re‑invention of the Morris Minor, using its floorpan, suspension and steering, but utilising the larger 1489cc B‑Series engine and gearbox as found in the MG Magnette. It shared its styling with the Wolseley 1500, but twin carburettors gave the Riley almost 20bhp more than its luxury sibling, endowing it with 68bhp.

This example, in black with nice pale grey leather interior (and nicknamed Lanc, in reference to its numberplate and 'The Dambusters' 617 Squadron), was purchased by the vendor in 2007 and completely rebuilt. All the invoices and receipts for this are included in the history folder, and there are also many more bills since then; in total, they add up to many thousands and are handily itemised across several sheets of paper. Also present are the current and past V5s, a workshop manual, assorted past lists, MoTs back to 1997 and a spare key.

The vendor advises us that there is a problem with the ignition switch, but the car does start and run, and the clutch/brake fluid is low and will need bleeding.
The Riley 1.5 - or One-Point-Five, as BMC insisted on calling it - was a clever re-invention of the Morris Minor, using its floorpan, suspension and steering, but utilising the larger 1489cc B-Series engine and gearbox as found in the MG Magnette. It shared its styling with the Wolseley 1500, but twin carburettors gave the Riley almost 20bhp more than its luxury sibling, endowing it with 68bhp. This example, in black with nice pale grey leather interior (and nicknamed Lanc, in reference to its numberplate and 'The Dambusters' 617 Squadron), was purchased by the vendor in 2007 and completely rebuilt. All the invoices and receipts for this are included in the history folder, and there are also many more bills since then; in total, they add up to many thousands and are handily itemised across several sheets of paper. Also present are the current and past V5s, a workshop manual, assorted past lists, MoTs back to 1997 and a spare key. The vendor advises us that there is a problem with the ignition switch, but the car does start and run, and the clutch/brake fluid is low and will need bleeding.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: RH522357
Result inc Premium: £7,020

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