1927 Riley Mk1 Roadster


Chassis No. 60 316

Chassis No. 60 316 makes this car one of the earliest Riley ‘9’s in existence.

This car was imported into Australia in 1927 as a Colonial Model Chassis on 21” Sankey Wheels. (All cars imported into Australia up to 1934 were in chassis form with bodies manufactured in Australia.)

The car was owned by Noel Wyatt in the 1950s during his university days when it was then over 20 years old . He lost track of it and became aware of its existence many years later in the ownership of a fellow Riley Club member and he finally repurchased it in 1983.

At this time it was a total basket case and it was not until 1994 that she was restored and on the road.

Total restoration meant exactly that. Full running gear – Chassis, Engine, Gearbox, Cone Clutch; new Body; new Roof Bows, Roof and Side Curtains; and a full new Interior.

The engine is fitted with a single Solex carburettor.

In 2010 a new modern radiator core was fitted discreetly behind the front of the radiator.

The Mk 1 has indicators fitted in the sidelights at the front.

In the 23 years since 1994 when restoration was complete, this car has travelled 12,850 miles trouble free.

If you would like one of the earliest and best Riley `9`s look no further.

Ashridge Automobiles will apply for and secure a V5c and any required documentation and it is hoped that this super Tourer will be campaigned as much as by the previous custodians