Riley RME 1.5 Ltr 1954 // Unrestored Stunning Example // 44k Miles With Documented History // SIMILAR REQUIRED


Riley RME


First registered and supplied by Clarke Bros. Services Ltd a Rootes Group Main Agent in Peterborough 9th April 1954 and still supports its original registration mark CFL 268 and their metal tag remains on display on the dashboard.

The first owner was Mr Algernon Clifton Clarke (Cliff Clarke) a Director of Clarke Bros. Services Ltd. The Clarke family owned this lovely RME from new in 1954 through to 2016. A 14 page documented history of the car, the family and the garage with supporting photographs from 1954 to 2020 makes truly wonderful reading regarding this cars cherished life. The displayed mileage of 44532 appears to original based on the vast information documented in the history file.

The history file also documents extensive recommissioning in 2018 at a cost of circa £8500. Works instructed to Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited, including brake and electrical overhaul, suspension bushes, kingpins etc etc. Past mot certificates, old registration documents, past tax discs, service and maintenance invoices, plus many historic newspaper cuttings of the Riley RME, the Clarke family and their garages.

This is an unrepeatable opportunity to own possibly one of the nicest and original Riley RME's in the country. Family owned for 62 years, extensive documented history and only 2 previous keepers.

Along with brilliant parts availability, owners club support and mechanical simplicity offer worry free classic car motoring allowing the new owner to concentrate solely on enjoyment.  Viewing is highly recommended.

Taxation Class: Historic Vehicle - Zero road tax and MOT exempt.  For peace of mind all our vehicles undergo a comprehensive pre-delivery inspection by an independent garage. Any faults found rectified so the new owner can simply enjoy their new classic.

This Riley is of course HPi clear with certificate included.

Competitive Finance Packages available. Similar standard classic cars, sports cars and Motorcycles are welcome in part exchange, please ask for details.

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We will consider any part exchange with funds either way no matter what it is. We have buyers in all fields of expertise so we would consider modern cars, campervans, motorhomes, motorcycles, luxury watches and of course any classic so just give us a call or drop us an email.

We can deliver any vehicle throughout the UK and Europe using our own covered transport or using one of our vehicle logistic partners, please ask for details.

For your convenience - Our local Railway Station is Stafford we will gladly collect and return customers who wish to view any of our vehicles, we can arrange Airport collections too - please ask for details.


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