1948 Riley RM 2,5 Litre Drophead Coupe Reserved

A magnificent example of the Restorer’s Art. This superb Riley 2,5 litre was completely rebuilt and changed from fixed to drophead coachwork in 2015 by a European Professional Restorer with 20 years experience in preparing classic cars to Concours level. All coachwork work to the highest standard. Complete new interior fitted, comprehensive engine and mechanical overhaul. Now resplendent in Bronze with Magnolia interior, this most handsome 4-seater Riley Roadster, formerly part of a private collection,  must surely represent an ideal opportunity to acquire a wonderful show quality car for much less than half the cost of the conversion/ rebuild. The paint finish, door gaps, interior leatherwork, woodwork, brightwork will satisfy the most discriminating buyer. New mohair type, easy-to-erect, hood and frame. The underbody has all been painted and protected. The car drives as you would expect a fully rebuilt classic should.
Comes with old Buff Logbook, Original Sales Brochure, Old Workshop Manual. Owner’s Handbook. V5, Historic Tax, MOT exempt. Silver Eagle radiator mascot. Club Badges.
Any inspection or trial welcomed. Call/text John on 07909 231414. Car located in Lancs, transport arranged £1 pr/mile one way.
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Marque History
The RM Series cars were the last ‘proper’ Rileys – the swansong of the marque before it was subsumed into the mighty British Motor Corporation. The model range was manufactured in Coventry until 1949, when production moved to the MG factory at Abingdon. The RMA/RME were large Saloons powered by 1.5-litre four-cylinder engines, while the 7-inches longer RMB/RMF models featured twin-cam 2.5-litre units. The RMC and RMD were limited edition soft-tops. While the latter was a conventional two-door Drophead Coupe, the RMC was a two-door Roadster version of the RMB. The 2.5 litre four-cylinder powerplant produced some 100bhp and was also unusual in having twin pushrod-operated camshafts placed high in the cylinder block.