Riley 2.5L ‘Big Four’ special, 1937
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Riley 2.5L ‘Big Four’ special, 1937

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Riley 2.5 Litre ‘Big Four’ special, year 1937. Chassis number 38 KX19XX. Colour two-tone blue with silver painted wire wheels. Dark blue leather seats trimmed with blue piping. This beautiful Riley special was built upon one of the best pre-war riley Chassis with the powerful ‘Big Four’ four-cylinder engine. The special body was created by ‘Jansen Carrosseriebouw’ in the Netherlands and the engine and gearbox were overhauled by a renowned Dutch specialist firm. A photo reportage of the build and the overhaul is present. Since completion this Riley special has driven a maximum of 3000 kilometres. This is a rugged and unique Riley ‘Big Four’ special in superb condition!


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Technical data*

4 cylinder in-line engine
cylinder capacity: 2443 cc.
induction: 2 x SU carburettors
capacity: 82 bhp at 4300 rpm.
top-speed: approx. 90 mph – 145 km/h.

*Source: Catalogue of British Cars

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