1935 Riley 12/4 Sports Special Zagato Style - VERY SPECIAL CAR

Transmission: 4-Speed Wilson Preselect

Chassis Number: 22T 1250

1935 Riley 12/4 Sports Special - STUNNING

Just 1610 miles since completion

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Registered 6th March 1935, with matching number chassis and engine

The RF60 Continuation Log Book on file dates from 1955 to 1973 with 5 owners - all in one region

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, high compression Omega pistons and a four-branch exhaust manifold.

The 1½-litre four-cylinder twin-cam engine is said to produce approximately 70bhp. Power is transmitted via a Wilson pre-selector gearbox, the brakes being Girling rod-operated.

With light bodywork, a good turn of speed is on tap. Steering is precise, the brakes are good, and the ride is most comfortable. The pre-select gearbox is smooth, coupled to a fully restored and properly working clutch that works well in traffic.

See OCTANE 7-page feature in the OCTOBER 2018 issue - issue number 184 - pages 150 to 156 (The "Porsche at 70" issue showing various Porsches on the cover)

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Note Riley IMP and RILEY MPH cockpit photos at the end are included to show you just how small the factory cars are - questionable whether you would be able fit into these cars - even if you could afford the 6-figure price tags.

 

 

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