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1937
 
Riley Sprite

Registration # DND162 | Chassis # S27S6667 | Engine # 6667

£275,000 ono

Matching numbers Riley Sprite car number 37 of 50 built, offered with both standard Riley radiator and later waterfall grill.    

Since 2017 I have been in contact and negotiations with the vendor, it is now my pleasure to offer DND162 to the open market after 20 enjoyable and memory-filled years with the vendor.  

 

Purchased new in 1937 by Tom Hague as a wedding present for his wife Kay.  Tom already had a 12/4 Kestrel Sprite (CVR571), in December 1938 Tom acquired a second one with a Pre-select gearbox, this was one of the last Sprites built registered BCR810 currently owned and used by N Lees.

 

 

DND was used extensively by the wife and husband team in competition throughout the pre and post-war periods, up until Kay’s death in 1972. Tom’s Sister and her son Christopher Hood took over custodianship in 1975 with DND moving to Oxfordshire from Saddleworth (Oldham).

 

Event list:

 

1937

May SWAC Scottish Rally

June LAC Blackpool Rally

June Riley MC Scarborough Rally

June SWAC Welsh Rally

July  WASA Cotswold Trial

July  Weatherby Speed Trail

July  Irish Rally

Oct   Riley MC Combined Winter Trail

Oct   JCC Trail

 

1938 

Jan    MCC Exeter Trail

Feb   SUNBAC Colmore Trophy Trail

April Circuit of Ireland Rally

May  Riley MC Trail

May  WASA Welsh Trail

June  RSAC Scottish Rally

July   SWAC Welsh Rally

Oct    MCC Sporting Trail

 

1939 Tom Hague takes over driving

Mar   Paris – St Raphael Rally

Mar   JCC Brooklands Rally

April  RAC Rally

May  BOC Prescott Hillclimb

 

 

 

1939 continued

May  Liverpool MV Jeans Cup Trail

May  RSAC Scottish Rally

June  Riley MC 24 Trail

July    BOC Prescott Hillclimb

July    SWAC Welsh Rally

 

1946

Mar    Yorkshire Sports Car Club Hillclimb

Mar    Riley MC Lancashire Hillclimb

Mar    Riley MC Scarborough Rally

 

1947

Sept    LAC Blackpool Rally

Oct      MCC Sporting Trail

 

1952

May    Morecambe Rally

 

1953

May    RSAC Scottish Rally

June    Scarborough Rally

Oct      Riley Rally

 

1954

May    RSAC Scottish Rally

May    Blackpool Rally

 

 

In 1982 Paul Jaye purchased DND for his wife to use, by 1992 DND arrived with John Pearson (Dunlop competition tyres), finally arriving with the vendor in April 2003 where she has remained.

 

The best cars need little explanation, DND162 is one such car no apologies are needed. Eligible for the world's finest and most exclusive events. FIA (HTP) and FIVA papers would be a mere paperwork exercise.

 

We will be fitting the standard Riley Grill once DND arrives at the showroom.        

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