12th May, 2024 12:00

The Bolesworth Castle May 2024 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
Lot 20
 

1934 Riley 12/4 Lynx Tourer
The subject of an older restoration, including a fold-flat windscreen and weather equipment

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

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Estimated at £20,000 - £25,000

 

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

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Auction: The Bolesworth Castle May 2024 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 12th May, 2024

Our June auction of classic and performance cars

Viewing Days:
Saturday 11th May,12 noon - 6pm
Sunday 12th May 9am - 12 noon

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