1936 Riley Sprite Special

€160.000 or Best offer

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1936 Riley Sprite Replica body on an original Kestrel chassis with the matching Riley engine.

Originally built by an owner who owned an original Riley Sprite in his large collection but did not want to use an original car on longer rallies etc, therefore he rebuilt this car to use on harder events and use the original for shows.

Built using an original matching numbers 1936 Riley 12/4 Kestrel as a donor, all running gear modified to correct Sprite “under slung” specifications.

Engine to exact "Sprite” configuration with a little extra tuning for the added power needed for modern driving conditions, an absolutely fabulous driving Riley with matching engine and chassis numbers.

Half the price of an original Sprite and just as much enjoyment.

Very rare specifications. It is an M35 built on the shorter 10' 3" Rapide chassis and with its original and very rare T9 Tourer body.


• Chassis N°: Z11162
• Engine N°: 3180

Flying Start Records

Stanley Mann achieved incredible records with this car, including 5 Miles Flying Start in 2 minutes and 12.97 seconds and 10 Kilometers Flying Start in 2 minutes and 45.56 seconds, both at an average speed of over 135 mph.


as Stanley Mann would have said, with a smile
on his face and a sparkle in his eye.  

Competition Success

In the 1980s, the car achieved notable competition success, including victories at events like the Bentley Drivers Club and VSCC races.

Record-Breaking Legacy

Under Stanley Mann's ownership in 1987, the car underwent a comprehensive rebuild to set new class A records, solidifying its status as a record-setter.

Exceptional Exterior

Crafted by Williams and Pritchard, the car features an aluminum and steel tube frame construction with impeccable paint. Fitted wings, Brookland's screens, and a racing head cowl enhance its racing authenticity.

Impeccable Interior

The green leather bucket seats with meticulous leather lacing are in excellent condition. The aluminum dash houses all necessary gauges, and there's ample storage space behind the seats.

Impressive Mechanics

Despite its weight, the car offers a light and agile driving experience. It features a Laystall crankshaft, 8.0:1 compression, tubular con-rods, fabricated exhaust manifold, and other performance-enhancing modifications.

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