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We are delighted to offer this superb driving Riley 9 Lynx four door Tourer onto the market. OY 7556 was first registered on the 6th February 1934 and from the original buff logbook we know the Riley spent the late 1950's in Northamptonshire and 1960's in Cheshire. Over recent years the Riley has been toured all over the U.K including taking part in the 2010 London to Edinburgh Riley Motor Club Anniversary run. The Riley has recently been driven by the Riley Register National Secretary and we have collected the car from the Editor of the Riley Register Bulletin. This fabulous, useable Riley has also featured in Simon Reeves book on Wiltshire Rileys.
Mechanically OY7556 is very strong and benefits from steel timing gears and a 5:1 high ratio diff enabling the car to cruise comfortably at higher speeds. Since 1997 the Riley has covered almost 17,000 miles and it has been very well maintained. The Riley has come with a long current MOT with no advisories and is in a condition where it can be driven away.
Overall the Riley presents well with nice, older paintwork. Rather than be polished and prepared for showing, the car has been used and thoroughly enjoyed on the road. It can be improved in the detail on paintwork but overall it has a nicely aged look. The upholstery is in beautiful condition with lovely leather, carpets and woodwork. The Riley comes with full weather equipment to include full tonneau and sidescreens.
The Riley also comes with a comprehensive history file detailing restoration work carried out during the early 1990's. During 1991/ 1992, the ash frame was rebuilt and new floorboards fitted at a cost of £2300, four new wings and running boards fabricated at the cost of over £1500 and the bodywork rebuilt to include fitting of the new wings costing almost £3500. Painting the car in June 1992 cost a total of £1700 and in 1993 the engine was rebuilt by a pre-war car specialist, a new clutch fitted and various other mechanical work carried out totalling over £2500 worth of work adding to earlier mechanical work with the same specialist in 1991 which totalled £3200. Re-trimming and hood work cost in excess of £1500 taking the expenditure to well over £16,000 during the early 1990's. The engine rebuild has been very well documented and we can confirm the main and big end bearings were re-metalled, the block and cylinder head re-faced, new pistons and rings fitted, the crankshaft lightly re-grinded and a new oil pump fitted.
A truly wonderful motor car that really needs to be driven.