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1936 Riley 12/4

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 78,000 Miles
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1500cc
  • 1936
  • DGF973
  • Blue
  • Private seller
  • Hitchin, United Kingdom


The Adelphi 12/ 4 was one of the most popular models in the Riley brochure in the mid to late 1930s, this car was bought by Mr G Gardener of Malden Surrey in 1937 for his son to use when he joined the RAF, sadly his son did not survive the war and the car remained at the family home unused until the 1960s.
In storage through the 1970s and 80s it was then purchased by Mr D Poore of Shrewsbury who set about a full body-off restoration in 1995, this included frame repairs, body re-spray, engine re-build with re-bore and liners to standard, new pistons, re-ground crank and shell big-ends and re-metaled main bearings, an electric fan, modern spin-on oil filter and electronic voltage regulator have also been fitted. A comprehensive pictorial record of the work is included.
DGF still has its original upholstry and woodwork all in good condition, the body shell and bonnet are all alluminum, the paint finnish is good though some mudguard edges need touching up, some paint of the correct code is with the car. This is a comfortable 5 seat saloon suitable for the taller driver, the pre-sellect gearbox makes driving in traffic easy, it will cruise at 50-55 mph and do around 30 mpg on a run.

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Hitchin, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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