1937 RI­LEY SPRITE SPE­CIAL

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Orig­i­nally a Kestrel sa­loon, HVA’s Ri­ley spe­cial was bought by the ven­dor 30 years ago as a di­lap­i­dated sa­loon that was be­yond eco­nomic restora­tion. As a re­sult the owner de­cided to build a car re­sem­bling a com­pe­ti­tion Ri­ley Sprite and while there was still more to do, much had been com­pleted. The alu­minium body was at­trac­tive and well con­structed and the chas­sis, axle and wheels had been over­hauled. A 12/4 en­gine in need of work was part of the pack­age, as was a spare block, gear­box, lights and wiring loom. Even in un­painted, un­com­pleted form it was great look­ing, and it rightly sur­passed its up­per es­ti­mate.

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