1950 Riley

This project car is a very special car; a 1950 Riley. Now, you probably don’t know that marque, and you’ve probably never seen a 1950 Riley, or, any Riley, for that matter. There are good reasons for that – their production was small, their presence in the States even smaller, and, the company was killed off long ago in 1969 by British Leyland, their corporate owner then. At the time of their death, Riley had less than 1% of their home market in England, so as you might imagine, their numbers in the States were just minuscule.

1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible top services in the U.S.

BMW owns the rights to Riley now, and has owned the rights, ever since they went on a British marque buying binge prior to the launch of the rejuvenated MINI brand in 1994. BMW had very big plans for Riley at that same time, but, with a management shuffle at the top of BMW occurring a few years after this, and everything the former CEO wanted (and he really wanted to bring back Riley) being pushed out the window, all plans for Riley were put into the deep freeze, where they still reside today.

Just as an aside, BMW also owns the rights to the well-known Triumph brand as well (purchased at the same time as MINI and Riley), and occasionally, there are rumors of that brand’s rebirth too, but it always all comes to naught.

Anyway, we have this wonderful car here in our shop at Seatco, and we have done a tremendous amount of work on it in order to bring it back to it’s former glory.

This type of meticulous, correct, high-quality restoration work is our forte here, and has been for decades. We have had hundreds of rare old cars in this shop that needed a combination of mechanical wizardry, historical detective work, artistic talent, and patience to bring the car back from the dead, and we are just the people to do it.

Enjoy –

1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country

And, the finished product –

1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country 1950 Riley - Seatco offers the best convertible repair and new top installation in the country

Beautiful, isn’t it?

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