The life of a 728-mile Riley
A Riley Kestrel that has covered 728 miles in half a century is for sale and is expected to fetch £9000-10,000.
SWVA will offer the 1966 car at its classic auction in Poole, Dorset, on 29 April. The current vendor buys and sells vehicles as a hobby and feels the time is right to sell the Coventry-made saloon.
This Riley was bought in Yorkshire in 1966 and was used sparingly by the owner until he died. His family left the car untouched for a decade, before selling it to Thornfalcon Classics in Somerset. It then moved to a private collection five years ago, before being sold to its current owner.
Alice Loveys, online manager of SWVA says: ‘There has been a lot of interest in the car which is really understandable – it offers buyers a unique opportunity to own a Riley with amazingly few miles and history to back it up. This has been the most viewed car we’ve ever had on our website and it would be a true credit to any collection, or a wonderful 50-year-old, as-new car for someone to use and enjoy.’
This Riley Kestrel was first registered on 17 May 1966 and has averaged just 14.56 miles a year since then. Top estimate £10,000.