1930 Riley 9 Brooklands Speed
Date of first registration: 1/1/31 Registered as Sports and Historic.
Chassis Number: 8079
Engine Number: 13418
The Riley Brooklands of which fewer than 100 were produced in both competition and roadgoing forms date from 1928 to 1932.
Powered by the brilliant Percy Riley designed 4 cylinder engine of 1087cc with its camshafts set high in the block these lightweight racers with their low centre of gravity were extremely successful in the 1100 cc sports car class.
A Brooklands `9` won the Le Mans Rudge Whitworth cup in 1934, the Ulster Tourist Trophy in 1932 and countless other prestigious events too numerous to mention.
A lovely original example, this Riley Brooklands has to be one if not the most original prewar sports cars available on the market today.
One of only 5 original Brooklands known to still have it`s original steel body complete with v screen and more enclosed road specification wings, as evidenced by Gordon Ager, the DVLA liaison officer for the Riley Register and noted historian and guru on all detail pertaining to the Riley marque.
He confirms it as a 1930 Riley Brooklands being a factory supplied chassis with an original steel body with doors and wings, having been sold initially to Arthur Newton of Loughborough, Leicester and subsequently known ownership history.
There is a comprehensive history file with the car including a pictorial record of the rebuild which took place about ten to fifteen years ago together with pictures of it in many events driven by former owners William Hearne and Barry Parkinson competing effectively in the car.
Engine and running gear:
The engine was rebuilt by marque expert Keith Pointing with an Arrow crank and rods, white metalled bearings, new pistons and cams to fast road spec. In addition, new timing gears were installed and the head was tested and provided with new springs and valve guides.
The gearbox was rebuilt with all new bearings. The rear axle was overhauled as were the brakes. Many pictures are included in the files showing the attention to detail of the rebuild. (Invoices on file too)
The Brooklands comes with a correct V5C showing the car to be all matching numbers. It also has the VSCC buff form enabling it to compete in Vintage Sports Car Club events. In addition, it has been granted FIVA accreditation, an all-important recognition that enables this wonderful car to take part in international events. Le Mans Classic anyone?
A wonderful opportunity to acquire an original car eligible for events with European registration a formality.