More information on this Riley:
I spoke to the elderly owners of this pre-war Riley way back in 1993. I think it was complete bar the grille but wasn't for sale anyway. Judging by the stuff piled on top of it this old Riley hadn't been on the road for some time. As far as I know the cars at this house were sold some years later - with a bit of luck this unusual Adelphi survived. Wonder if the Mini Clubman estate survived too?
This section of oldclassiccar is full of photographs showing a mix of unrestored, derelict, abandoned, and scrapped old cars. Some cars are with enthusiasts awaiting restoration, others are dumped or seen in breakers yards. I don't have any more information on the classic Riley above, so all news regarding what happened to it, or the rescue of this particular Adelphi would be much appreciated.
All the photos, including this picture of an old Riley Adelphi, are shown as a reminder of how old cars go to look once past their first flush of youth. Some of the scrapyards in this archive no longer exist, others perhaps survive but don't allow you to walk around them. And those that you can still get in probably don't have many classics in them any more. For more photos like this one of the Adelphi, and similar old Rileys, please visit the main scrapyard & scrap cars image page.
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