1935 Riley 1.5 Liter Kestrel Saloon

  • Brand: Riley
  • Car Code: 510392
1935 Riley 1.5 Liter Kestrel Saloon. 
Arguably the prettiest of all Riley 1 ½ Liter Saloons was the Kestrel, as featured with this 1935 example. The Kestrel is a lovely illustration of early English streamline design, with beautiful flowing wings and a gracefully sweeping line from the windscreen to tail. This lovely Kestrel wears a matured older restoration and was enjoyed as a rally car for many years by its enthusiastic prior owner. Evidence to this is proven by its entry ito the very first Colorado Grand rally in 1989. It has a pleasing patina while remaining in generally sound and attractive condition. The two-tone blue paintwork highlights the features and flowing lines of the original coachwork. The finish is in fair condition, showing some minor checking in places, but remaining glossy and attractive. The quality of the coachwork is a testament to the high standard to which these cars were built. The radiator grille, with its mesh insert, is flanked by Rotax headlamps and a Notek fog lamp mounts centrally on the front apron.

Descriptions & Pictures by bonhams
Production Start 1935
Country of origin Great Britain