1937 Riley Sprite

Two-Seat Sports

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    S27S 6031
  • Engine number 
    SS 6031
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

The ex-Works William ‘Bill’ Innes & Roger Peacock 1937 Monte Carlo Rally and multiple MCC Trials entry

Chassis # S27S 6031

Engine # SS 6031

UK registration CDU 63

This ex-Riley Works Sprite is fitted with a works manual gearbox, standard chrome radiator cowl, standard ‘long’ wings, and tall windscreen with vertical fittings so that the twin aero screens could double as wind deflectors.

Painted in the Works colours of dark blue with complimenting dark blue upholstery.

Competition History:
1937 Monte Carlo Rally, 23rd of 81 entrants, 3rd in sub 1500cc class, Bill Innes fastest time in the Final Tests in Monaco
1937 MCC Lands End Trial, Roger Peacock, bronze award
1937 Riley Motor Club ‘Riley Twenty-Four’ overnight trial, 1st Class Award, fastest time Arrival Driving Tests

Then entered into other events such as Edinburgh Trials, Exeter MCC, Brooklands JCC race meeting

Fully and properly rebuilt and sorted.

Matching numbers

Four cylinder 1.5 litre Riley engine

Full weather equipment with hood and side curtains

Bucket or bench seat configuration

Confirmed entry into the 2020 Mille Miglia

A really cracking sports car ready for immediate use.

(photo credit Simon Clay Photography)

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