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1963 Riley 1.5
1963 Riley 1.5
a 1963 Riley 1.5 IMG_2290 1963 Riley 1.5 IMG_2291 1963 Riley 1.5 IMG_2292 (1) 1963 Riley 1.5 IMG_2293 1963 Riley 1.5 IMG_2294 1963 Riley 1.5 IMG_2295 1963 Riley 1.5


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Estimate: No Reserve
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: R1H527212
The Riley One‑Point‑Five ‑ as the company formally described it ‑ was, along with its slightly less well‑endowed sister, the Wolseley 1500, originally intended to be a Morris Minor replacement. However, thanks to the Minor continuing to be a big success, it was decided instead to transform the forthcoming model into small luxury and performance saloons under the Wolseley and Riley badges. Of the two models, the Riley had the more power, boasting almost 20bhp more than the Wolseley. It managed 68bhp from its twin‑carb 1489cc B‑Series engine.

This tidy Florentine Blue example was registered in November 1963 and has four previous registered keepers recorded on its V5C. The vendor acquired it to use for road rallies, but a change of plans now means it's for sale. He reports that there is 'no apparent rust in the bodyshell or underneath, which has been fully Waxoyled'. The tyres are good and the full leather interior, in blue to match the exterior of the car, is presentable. All the gauges are working, with good oil pressure and no overheating. We're told by the vendor that 'the engine and driveline are working exactly as they should, without any unwelcome noises or smoke'. The odometer reading is circa 61,000 miles but this is not warranted.

The history folder is quite extensive, at least as far back as 2014 or so, and includes the current and previous V5Cs, an old tax disc, and MoTs back to 2005.
Recent bills include a head gasket set and new halogen headlamp (June 2021) plus an October 2018 invoice for engine valves, guides, seals and piston rings (amounting to £258.50). A new nearside front wing (£100.25) appears to have been fitted in around November 2014 and there was a new carpet set in 2015 as well as attention to the sills. During 2016, the gearbox was rebuilt at a cost of £600.
The Riley One-Point-Five - as the company formally described it - was, along with its slightly less well-endowed sister, the Wolseley 1500, originally intended to be a Morris Minor replacement. However, thanks to the Minor continuing to be a big success, it was decided instead to transform the forthcoming model into small luxury and performance saloons under the Wolseley and Riley badges. Of the two models, the Riley had the more power, boasting almost 20bhp more than the Wolseley. It managed 68bhp from its twin-carb 1489cc B-Series engine. This tidy Florentine Blue example was registered in November 1963 and has four previous registered keepers recorded on its V5C. The vendor acquired it to use for road rallies, but a change of plans now means it's for sale. He reports that there is 'no apparent rust in the bodyshell or underneath, which has been fully Waxoyled'. The tyres are good and the full leather interior, in blue to match the exterior of the car, is presentable. All the gauges are working, with good oil pressure and no overheating. We're told by the vendor that 'the engine and driveline are working exactly as they should, without any unwelcome noises or smoke'. The odometer reading is circa 61,000 miles but this is not warranted. The history folder is quite extensive, at least as far back as 2014 or so, and includes the current and previous V5Cs, an old tax disc, and MoTs back to 2005. Recent bills include a head gasket set and new halogen headlamp (June 2021) plus an October 2018 invoice for engine valves, guides, seals and piston rings (amounting to £258.50). A new nearside front wing (£100.25) appears to have been fitted in around November 2014 and there was a new carpet set in 2015 as well as attention to the sills. During 2016, the gearbox was rebuilt at a cost of £600.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: R1H527212
Estimate: No Reserve

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