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Lot 121 - 1934 Riley Lynx 12/6

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£38,468

Auction True Greats 2018
Auction Date 4th December 2018
Day of Auction

Lot Details

Lot Number 121
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 44T2028
Year 1934
Make Riley
Model Lynx 12/6

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Description

Riley’s 9hp four-cylinder twin-cam engine was one of the most advanced of its day, so it can have caused little surprise when the Coventry manufacturer created its first six by, in effect, adding a pair of cylinders to the existing design. Hailed as ‘The Wonder Car Plus Two’, the first 14hp, 1.6-litre six-cylinder models duly appeared in 1929, followed by 12hp, 1.5-litre versions in 1933. Today, as with all Coventry-built Rileys, the Lynx is highly sought after, particularly in its rare 6-cylinder form. For 1934 the desirable pre-selector gearbox was an option.

Fitted with the sporty pre-selector gearbox, this wonderful 12/6 Lynx was purchased by its current owner in 2010 and subsequently had its engine overhauled by Blue Diamond in 2012. At the same time, the essential high-ratio differential was fitted helping this particular example reach the excellent performant that is has today.

Over the years the owner has fastidiously maintained the car having a new SU fuel pump fitted, rewound the dynamo and modified it to twin-carbs for improved performance. Its original carb and manifold are offered with the car and can be re-fitted little effort if the new owner would wish to do so.

With only two previous owners recorded from new, and offered with an extensive history containing a swathe of old invoices dating back many years, one would be hard-pressed to find a lovelier example than the one offered here today. 


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