Lot 2111


1933 Riley 9 Monaco Saloon
Reg. no. TJ 1365
Chassis no. 6021327
Engine no. 45195
Introduced in 1926, Riley’s twin-cam Nine offered excellent performance for a car in its class. Displacing just 1.1 litres, the excellent Percy Riley-designed engine had a high-revving nature that placed it in sharp contrast to many British engines of the time. For 1929 the Nine was given a thorough revision, including an effective new cable braking system which was adjustable from the driver’s seat. In true Riley fashion, there was a vast array of bodies available, but the most popular throughout the production run was the Monaco saloon. With its semi-fabric construction this was a lightweight, stylish body that provided comfortable family motoring. A four-speed manual gearbox was the standard fitment, a pre-selector becoming an option in 1934.
This 1933 Monaco was purchased by the previous owner at auction in 1988; from then until 2006 it was subject to various restoration work and improvements. The wheels and radiator were completely refurbished, the paintwork redone, and engine work carried out. With high-compression pistons, twin SU carburettors and a 4-branch exhaust, this should be a particularly lively example of a Monaco. Purchased by the vendor in 2012, it has since covered 2,500 trouble-free miles. It comes with various bills and a V5c.

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£10,000 - 12,000

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