The RMA was the first post-war Riley. 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).

This particular model is in excellent condition both inside and out. The main areas of bodywork and panels are all solid and the overall quality of the paint is also very good with just a number of very small areas of paint have cracked and may need cosmetic attention in the future.

Chrome work all over the car is very good.

The interior of the car is fantastic. No rips in the seats, headlining perfect, clean and tight. At some point the interior seating has been re-trimmed in matching leather to a very high standard.

Dashboard has all the original fittings and everything works as it should,

Massive amount of History, Bills, Invoices and Restoration photographs are all included and available to view. An initial restoration was done between 1985-1990 where the owner spent over £12,000. The car was dismantled to the bare chassis. Every mechanical item fully overhauled. New bearings in the gearbox, wheels bearings, brakes, shock absorbers, stainless exhaust and new radiator. The body was professionally restored from the chassis up with 90% new ash framework. All panels, doors and wings etc were stripped to bare metal and lead loaded. There was no rust at all. Exterior completed in Cellulose paint and the interior professionally restored and re trimmed.

Many of the items on this car are rare – Bakalite ashtrays & interior light, Butler Spots, Glass fronted side lights and working trafficators.

The car also comes with boxes and boxes of spare parts, gaskets and manuals.

Registered on 14th July 1949 with the original Registration book being present. Previous owner included The Wine Cellar Limited, Head Office, London W2! Currently showing 27,000 miles which seems to indicate the clock was reset after the major restoration in 1990.

Further restoration took place in 2009 which included such items as re chroming of Radiator Grill, Bumpers, Headlights etc. New number plates, seals, wiring and paintwork. Another spend of almost £5000.00.

Within the file are MOT certificates for the last 15 years. The last mot expired in April 2015 and shows no advisories.

This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a sound vehicle which will continue to increase in value. Although not concours, it is a very tidy example that looks and drives extremely well.

This was used by the previous owner for his own wedding. A possible option for the new owner would be therefore be to use this car to generate some income through offering the car for weddings.