Monday, June 16, 2014

Elf is a Riley Good Car

A 1968 Riley Elf, with just two owners on 32,000 miles from new is entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars being held at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 20th July.

“The Riley Elf was an upmarket version of the ever popular Mini, coming with luxurious items such as leather upholstery and a walnut veneered dash.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With a total of only just under 31,000 Elf’s made, compared with 1,581,887 classic Mini’s they are a very rare sight today.”

The Riley Elf going under the Charterhouse hammer is finished an attractive colour combination of white over almond green, with a matching green leather interior. The car was first bought by a garage W T Wall in Warminster, Wiltshire, where it lived until 2004. It was then acquired by another garage proprietor, this time in Cornwall, where it has been for just over 10 years. With the garage owner now retired, and not using the little Elf much, he has decided it is time to let a third owner take custody of his rare little car.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries into this July 20th auction at Sherborne Castle of classic & vintage cars and motorcycles, and for their July pictures, books and antiques auction.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset 01935 812277 or via email on

1968 Riley Elf, 2 owners from new and just 32,000 recorded miles from new, being sold by Charterhouse at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 20th July £3,000-5,000 
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