1936 Riley 12/4 KestrelSOLD

A very fine six light Kestrel sports saloon.

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Following my recent sale of an almost identical specification Kestrel I am very happy to report that another one of these super cars has arrived. It has been restored very carefully over a long period and the quality of workmanship shows through. It is in absolutely lovely condition inside, outside and under the bonnet. It not only looks good but it is really good to drive as it is taut on the road and has lots of go, no doubt the result of its 1.5 litre twin cam engine having been well developed and properly put together. The history file shows that internally it has a large valve cylinder head and externally you can see the twin SU carburettors and four branch exhaust manifold. The effect is that it really picks speed up very quickly and gives the inpression that it will have good top-end performance as well. The preselect gearbox works smoothly and the whole transmission is very quiet. Riley 12/4s have a nice rigid chassis and the steering and suspension is good so you get a smooth but firm ride which inspires confidence on twisting country roads.
The bodywork is rigid with no discernible shake or door rattle suggesting that the frame is solid. It has been painted in an elegant two tone green which makes the car look light and airy and the red interior has been trimmed to the same high standard of finish as the rest of the car.
I have always thought that Rileys have been undervalued and at this price I think it offers a lot of very good sports saloon for the money when you compare it with other cars out there. The last one I had sold very quickly and I don't expect this one to stay around for too long!

Reference Number 6850

as of 1/27/2007

Car 1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel
Exterior / Interior Color      Green /      Red 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Exterior: Two-tone paint
Interior: Leather interior 
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