Transmission: 4-Speed Wilson Preselect
Chassis Number: 22T 1250
1935 Riley 12/4 Sports Special Zagato Style
Fabulous ZAGATO style bodywork
If you have ever tried squeezing yourself into a tiny Riley MPH or Riley IMP cockpit and failed - try this car - it has two spaces for an over 6' driver and passenger !
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Your writer is over 6' tall and long in the leg - & comfortably able to pilot this extraordinarily good looking car !
New pilot needs to come and try this 12/4 Special for size
Introduced in 1935, the 12/4 engine is a 4-cylinder 1496cc engine with twin SU carburettors, based on the previous Riley 9 engine including the crankcase and block as one unit, with twin camshafts mounted high in the engine block. This engine however is equipped with re-profiled Riley Sprite cams and high compression pistons.
Wilson pre-select 4-speed transmission.
This fabulous interpretation of what a Zagato bodied Riley Special could be was completed in 2006. Lightweight, it is a quick car considering the engine output is quoted at around 70 bhp.
Just 1550 miles have been covered since completion
Registered 6th March 1935, this matching number chassis and engine, the RF60 Continuation Log Book on file dates from 1955 to 1973 with 5 owners - all in Leicestershire
Call 07973 731508