1952 Riley RMA

1952 Riley RMA

This fine vehicle is a very usable entry level classic. With lovely original patina including original black plates it is a car that could be taken to another level with some TLC, or just used and enjoyed as is.

The Riley RM Series is an executive car which was produced by Riley from 1945 to 1955. It was the last model developed independently by Riley prior to the 1952 merger of Riley’s still new owner Nuffield, with Austin to form BMC. The RM series was originally produced in Coventry, but in 1949 production moved to the MG works at Abingdon. The RM models were marketed as the Riley 1½ Litre and the Riley 2½ Litre The RMA was the first post-war Riley. It was announced in August 1945 with the news it would become available in the autumn. It used the 1.5 L engine and was equipped with hydro-mechanical brakes and an independent suspension using torsion bars in front. The body frame (not to be confused with the chassis) was made of wood in the English tradition, and the car featured traditional styling. The car was capable of reaching 75 mph (121 km/h). The RMA was produced from 1945 until 1952 when it was replaced by the RME.

With a total of only 10,504 produced and even fewer on the road today, the Riley RMA makes for an interesting and very usable classic.

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$15,999
  • Model Year: 1952
  • Trans: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Ext color: Maroon
  • Int color: Wine Red