British hemi: 1951 Riley RMC


Few british car makers, in the early fifties,  were in the business with a twin cam engine on the front: one was Jaguar, of course, the other one was the less known Riley.


Riley started to build these car in 1948 until 1951, especially in order to export them to the north america market, ut only 500 of hese cars were made, equipped with a 2.5 litre, twin cam engine with hemi head and producing 100 hp and capable of pushing this car up to 100 mph, which was quite a top speed in those years.


This particular car (chassis #60 2S 7032) is said to be a barn find, and indeed it looks old but very correct, complete and dry: it is an RHD car so it has a floor mounted gear lever (LHD cars had a steering column shift), basically all the parts including the celluloid side curtains and a beautiful paint scheme, even though we can’t understand if it is the riginal one. A top candidate for a full restoration. Find it for sale at $16,500 here in Elkhart, IN.

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