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RileyUSMan
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1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: RileyUSMan
Date: October 17, 2011 05:26PM

1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300

QUESTIONS CALL: 732-961-7263


WHY THIS IS A GREAT CAR TO BUY?

1969 LAST YEAR FOR RILEY AUTOMOBILES

Runs & Drives Great

Very Original Car

Imported From New Zealand, Dryer Climate than the UK therefore mostly RUST FREE

HYDROLASTIC Suspension

Originally owned by New Zealand Riley Club Member (Well Cared For)

Original New Zealand License Plates and Registration Still On Car

Includes Owners Manual, Extra Keys and Original Jack

Under Dash Vintage Working Radio

VERY RARE CAR - ONLY 3 OF THESE CARS KNOWN TO BE IN THE USA


Previous New Zealand owner said the following work has been done to the car:

*The motor has been reconditioned with rebore and valve grind.
*The gearbox has had the bearings replaced & general clean up.
*The Suspension Has Been redone, Both Front and Rear
*The Body and Under Car Have Not Been Touched Other Than Cleaning

DO YOUR RESEARCH ABOUT RILEY KESTRELS, THEY ARE GREAT RARE CARS!! WEBSITES ALL OVER THE INTERNET USE PICTURES OF THIS EXACT KESTREL WHEN TALKING ABOUT RILEY KESTRELS. YOU WILL FIND PICTURES OF THIS EXACT CAR ALL OVER THE INTERNET!

SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS
I reserve the right to end this listing early as this vehicle is for sale locally

$8,999 Or Best Offer - ALSO ON EBAY NOW WITH MANY PICTURES
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RileyUSMan
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Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: RileyUSMan
Date: October 21, 2011 01:05PM

Priced Lowered to 8000.00 FIRM!


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 21, 2011 09:38PM

I think this car is the bee's knees!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: roverman
Date: October 21, 2011 09:52PM

OK, but I can't tell the "size" of this cutie. Can we see a Silver Dollar or Gnome beside it ?? Was the convertible version popularized as a "Mr Potato Head car" ? Thanks for sharing, roverman.


RileyUSMan
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Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: RileyUSMan
Date: October 22, 2011 09:24AM

Here is a size example
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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 22, 2011 03:38PM

You just gotta get your mind right. When I was a kid, we had a chihuahua dog. That little sweetie thought she was a BIG dog. She was great! She had the right attitude. As long as there were no other dogs around, she really was a big dog.

If you park the Kestral with a bunch of Minis, you'll see it's big and luxurious by comparison.

I've been studying the old British car industry for a long time now, and I still don't feel I have a handle on their badge engineering strategy. What "brand values" would you say distinguish a (60s vintage) Riley from a Wolseley, for example? Was a Riley Kestral supposed to be more family friendly whereas a Wolseley 1300 was supposed to be more distinguished, an MG 1300 sedan more sporty, and a Princess Vanden Plas more luxurious? (Same "ADO16" platform but different trim, right?) Of course GM also had too many brands... I've heard GM describe Buicks as "doctors' cars", but I don't think they ever elaborated on whether dentists should instead buy Oldsmobiles or Pontiacs...

Perhaps when I find a minute I'll spend it studying this page: [www.ado16.info]


RileyUSMan
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Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: RileyUSMan
Date: October 22, 2011 04:57PM

Riley was marketed to the up-scale micro car buyer, the Riley is very much the same as the Worseley but a bit fancier and a few more manufactured



britcarnut
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Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: britcarnut
Date: March 06, 2012 03:47PM

Do you have, perhaps know of someone that has a Riley 1.5 Farina for sale? thanks James


RileyUSMan
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Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: RileyUSMan
Date: August 15, 2014 02:36PM

SOLD!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: roverman
Date: August 15, 2014 04:21PM

Didn;t "Herve Villechez" drive one in Fantasy Island ? Kebler Elves ?


waterbucket
Philip Waterman
England
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1978 MGB GT

Re: 1969 Riley Kestrel Mark II 1300 For Sale
Posted by: waterbucket
Date: June 23, 2016 01:40PM

I have just found this nearly five years since the original posting. In the 1960's BMC consisted of Austin, Morris, MG, Wolsely, Riley and Van den Plas and four different car models came in some or all of these "badge engineered" brands but theywere all different to appeal to different market sectors. In the case of the Austin/Morris 1100 which were identical apart from the badges the other variants differed quite markedly. The Wolsely version had a wooden dash and a twin SU carb engine, the Riley had the same engine, a different wooden dash with circular instruments instead of rectangular and leather upholstery. The MG version had the basic interior but with the twin carb engine and the Van den Plas had a better veneered dash, wood door cappings and picnic tables in the back of the front seats. This version was distinguished externally not only by a different bonnet (hood) but also fog lights placed between the headlights and the grill.
What was ironic was that the range of models and therefore the choice of trim was reduced during the end of the 1960's just as Ford was launching new cars with a wider range of trim options.
In Australia they had installed the 1500 engine from the Maxi to give it more power and five gears, there is no doubt that the car would have been a greater success in its later years if a hatchback version had been developed. Although descbibed as a micro car it was as roomy inside as a MK1 Golf.
I remember an article in "Motor" magazine (early 1970's) in which Alec Issignossis discussed car ride and handling among BL cars currently in production he provided the results from various cars timed along a slalom course, it would be no surprise to find that the mini was quickest but the 1100 was not far behind, the MGB trailed about 2 seconds slower!


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