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Brooklands Enginecraft

Oliver's Farm Heddington Calne Wiltshire

SN11 0NZ

1930 Vintage 9hp Oily Rag Special For Sale

We started with a derelict Mk. IV Vintage Riley that we have decided to build up as an “Oily Rag Special”.
The Running gear and engine all came as a rolling chassis, long forgotten and as last used in the 50’s.

There was no vestige of body or wings. No record or knowledge of what body type was fitted originally.

Is Now mechanically fully rebuilt, but hopefully with the patina kept intact. The chassis has been left at standard length. The twin staggered seat body Now made and fitted, is to be left in aluminium and patinated with old used leather seats. Double Duck two piece Tonneau. Brooklands Screens and a full set of instruments all correctly wired on braded cables. Handcrafted out side exhaust with Brooklands Can and fishtail, sounds exquisite.

The body Was planed not to be too low, as so many folk make specials that may look good as a static item but when the driver sits in they look like Noddy, stuck out wearing the body “like a skirt”. The Aluminium body was made by Brooklands Bodycraft of Oxford, body number 82 stamped into Brass Body plate from them. Built with ample room for driver and passenger, plus some space behind the seats for luggage. Some vintage leather satchels are fitted for tools or personal effects and a tool box is provided under the bonnet, along with a switched under bonnet emergency light.

Finished off with full safety equipment to allow use in VSCC Sprints and Hill Climbs and trials. Has original lights and a full set of instruments, plus some added touches. Have immense fun in Class 8 and dice with the likes of the Wrong Special, the Toy and the Gutter Bolt Special. Has VSCC Buff form and did compete in class 8 at Prescott 2021 short coarse. Now resting, ready for a new Owner next season.

Has V5c stating body type as Sports, taxed and registered in my name. Classed as Historic for tax.

Engine : Merlin Big crank, cross drilled and lighten and balanced flywheel clutch, New White metal on newly ground crank. Fast road cams 280 dwell-260 lift, Omega high comp forged pistons. New Aluminium adjustable timing gears. 12/ 4 inlet valves, double valve springs, bigger ports. Skimmed head, reconditioned oil pump, solid sump baffle. BTH replacement unit..... not a little bad unit.
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