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1934 Riley 12/4 Lynx Tourer For Sale by Auction

  • 1934
  • JY3660
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom

Description

The Gold Cup 2024 Classics Auction
Sun, 28th July 2024 12:00

1934 Riley 12/ 4 Lynx Tourer

Registration - JY 3660
Chassis No - 44T2062
M. O. T. - Exempt
Odometer - 16, 899

The Riley 12/ 4 was one of the most popular pre-war Rileys. The range included Falcon, Kestrel and Lynx bodies, and this open-top Lynx was the last to be launched. The vendor reports this 1934 model has a significant history file of paperwork, including photographs of the restoration in the early 2000s. It is finished in Old English White with a red leather interior. The vendor reports that the car started life as a 12/ 6, and was later fitted with the more desirable four-cylinder version of the Riley engine. A very handsome car that’s ready to be used, it includes the fold-flat windscreen and comes complete with side screens and weather equipment. The vendor adds that the condition of the engine, transmission, electrics, bodywork, paintwork and interior are all ‘excellent’.

Riley was founded in Coventry in 1890. Originally focused on bicycles, the founder’s sons diversified into automobiles and launched their first car at the London Motor Show in 1913. The business grew quickly in the 1920s, although by the mid-1930s, it faced challenges, and was acquired by Lord Nuffield in 1938 to become part of Morris Motors Ltd. Distinct Riley models still continued to be developed for the next few decades, although the brand eventually faded and became dormant from 1969.

In summary:

· Classic four-seat tourer in Old English White

· Described as in ‘excellent’ condition throughout

· Comprehensive record of restoration in the early 2000s

This car has been entered into Hampson Auctions’ The Gold Cup classic and performance car auction, which will be held at Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley on Sunday 28th July 2024.

Viewing sessions will take place at Oulton Park from 9am – 7pm on Friday 26th July and from 9am – 7pm on Saturday 27th July, with the auction itself commencing at 12pm on Sunday 28th July, and you are very welcome to join us there.

Prospective buyers can bid in the room, online, over the telephone or via commission, please contact Hampson Auctions directly if you would like to arrange one of the latter two options, or if you would like to request a condition report.

The auction catalogue so far is available to view via our website.

Auction entries are currently still being accepted, if you have a vehicle which you would like to consign, please contact us.

£18000 - £22000
Buyer's Premium 12. 5%

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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale by Auction
Category:
Classic Cars
Region:
Cheshire
Reference number:
C1713106
Listed on:
01/07/2024
Make:
Riley
Model:
12/4
Year:
1934
Seller type:
Dealer

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