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1929 Riley Brooklands Special
Coachwork by Thomson & Taylor
Award Winning and Regular Competitor
Body Style: Roadster
Engine: 4 cyl. 1,087cc Engine
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Green
'Almost as soon as these new (9hp) models arrived on the scene, interest was shown in the engine by J G Parry-Thomas, who joined forces with Reid Railton to produce an 1,100cc racing chassis which Railton drove to undreamed-of success at Brooklands. Later, after Thomson and Taylor had developed the chassis, Riley put into production the 9hp Speed Model, which quickly became a legend as the Brooklands Nine. It was a Brooklands Nine which won the Rudge Whitworth Cup at Le Mans in 1934.' - As Old As The Industry: Riley 1898 - 1969, David G Styles.
Introduced in 1926, Percy Riley's 9hp, 1,087cc, twin-camshaft four was an outstanding engine design by any standards, various versions powering Rileys until 1957. Clothed in stylish bodywork by Stanley Riley, the Coventry marque's pre-war offerings were among the world's finest small-capacity sporting cars, none more so than the rare and highly desirable Brooklands Speed Model, 110 of which were made between 1928 and 1932. The production Brooklands boasted a chassis shortened to an 8' wheelbase from the standard Nine's 8' 10.5" and was low-slung in the extreme, it being possible for the driver to touch the ground while normally seated at the wheel! Body construction varied considerably, ranging from wood-framed, steel-panelled, two-door types intended for touring, to the lightweight, door-less, alloy ones used at Le Mans. The engine differed from the standard Nine's by virtue of its water pump, high-compression pistons, different camshafts, four-branch exhaust manifold and twin carburettors, in which form it produced around 50bhp at 5,000 rpm.
The Brooklands was enthusiastically received by the British motor racing fraternity as it provided a most competitive entry into the 1,100cc sports car class (Class G), hitherto dominated by Continental makes. As well as the aforementioned 1934 team award at Le Mans, Riley Brooklands successes included various Class G world records, a class win in the RAC Tourist Trophy, an outright win at the 1932 Ulster Tourist Trophy and victory in the JCC 1,000 Miles Race and countless other events at Brooklands.
About This Car:
This 1929 Riley Brooklands is located for sale in San Diego, California. We received it from a local California collector. This is a wonderful British racing machine with outstanding provenance. It has been very well cared for, serviced, exercised, and stored indoors. The local collector who owned this car had shown it at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and drove it in the La Jolla Tour d’Elegance in 2018. It was also shown at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering show, in Carmel, CA in August 2018 in which it won. In August 2021 it was driven in the Quail Rally as well. Prior to his ownership this Riley lived a very eventful life competing in many races and drive events. The Riley wears the stickers of some of the events/races on the front of the car telling a compelling story about its history.
The blue paint with the green interior is a stunning color combination. It sounds amazing and is a pleasure to drive. The car is fully detailed, and ready for a new home. This would be a great addition to any car collection or if you’re looking to get into vintage racing and driving events. Please give us a call to discuss this car or to schedule a time to come see it. We look forward to working with you on your purchase.
Asking Price: $128,000
All offers will be considered
Ready for immediate worldwide delivery
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