Brave or just foolish? Restoration of a Riley…

What to do when suddenly someone offers you a Riley for free? In this case a RME 1 1/2 Litre, which had been laid up since 1967 and only seems to be suitable for spares? In fact a textbook example of what is called a “basket case“?
Michael from Scotland had the answer when this happened to him in 2011: He started a full restoration in his garage. And all that on a small budget – so far less than a grand. Not counting the countless hours of course…

Those who are looking for inspiration are kindly invited to follow Michael’s detailed restoration report in the Practical Classics forum. He is rightfully asking himself if this project is only brave or just crazy. I, for my part, can only take my hat off to people like Michael!

 

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