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1934 Riley '9' Lynx

 

This 1934 Riley 9hp Lynx has been under my stewardship since 1987. The bodywork has undergone extensive repairs, but original elements in sound condition have been retained as much as possible. Approximately half the ash frame was renewed, and the main aluminium body panels professionally replaced, the original panels having deteriorated over time and from overzealous grinding by a previous owner. New wings and running boards were made and the whole car was repainted. The double duck hood, tonneau and side screens were remade, and the interior trim renewed in leather.

The Lynx is driven as often as possible throughout the year, although rarely for long distances (over 100 miles). The car is very practical and a pleasure to drive. It takes 4 people in comfort and keeps up with most off-motorway traffic - 55mph is the maximum sensible speed. Performance is enhanced by the fitting of a post-war Riley crownwheel and pinion