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1962 RILEY 4/72 - FULLY RESTORED CAR WITH INTERESTING HISTORY !! SOLD

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The Riley 4/ 72 was produced from 1961 until 1969. BMC’s model hierarchy was complicated in the 60’s but the Riley versions, which combined luxury with increased power were the most expensive, costing around 20% more than an Austin A60. Consequently they sold in much smaller numbers and just 14, 000 4/ 72’s were sold out of a total of 550. 000 ADO38 models.

This car is a 1964 Riley 4/ 72 automatic in Dove Grey with a red leather interior. It has a remarkable history, has had just three previous owners from new and carries its original registration number 8407AP. The second owner was a professional chorister at Windsor Castle and the car was registered and kept there from 1983 until 1997. It still has a Windsor Castle parking permit in the windscreen.

The next owner (from 1997 until 2018) was a body-shop owner who carried out a no-expense spared comprehensive restoration. The body was completely renovated with all of the rusty metal cut out and various new and new old stock BMC panels were fitted. Much of the body was taken back to bare metal, the engine and gearbox were removed to paint the engine bay and many of the panels were painted off the car. The underside is in rock solid with no visible signs of repair work and the cavities have all been “Waxoyled”. He also had the engine and automatic gearbox professionally re-built, a long list of ancillary items and trim items were replaced or refurbished and one or two upgrades including electronic ignition and a “Kenlowe” fan.

We bought the car from its last owner who is retiring from driving due to advancing years. He has treated it to a further round of spending including a complete brake overhaul, four new radial tyres and various other improvements. Although the restoration work was carried out 20 years ago the car has always been garaged and dry stored. It presents beautifully, remains in much the same condition as when it was restored and is best described as excellent. It also drives as well as it looks and is in A1 mechanical condition with strong oil pressure and a sweet engine note. The interior trim is mainly original with some wear to the leather, the wood is very presentable and the carpet and furflex are in fine order.


This 4/ 72 is something of a find. We estimate that the restoration would cost £25k or more today and it’s a world away from the patched up examples around - the condition is best described as excellent.. It comes with various interesting history items, new and old V5’s, various bills and MOT’s, original BMC workshop manual and handbook. Original, transferable registration number. Ready to use.

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