Riley Sedanca 1937

The Riley Sedanca is a one of a kind vehicle. Originally hand built by Wylder a coach building company in England in 1937. The car was purchased by its current owner from Europe. However the long trip from Europe to Australia proved to be rough on the Riley’s paint work. On further inspection the Riley Sedanca need major body work. The timber frame had been poorly restored and in some places when re-fitting the aluminium skin the frame had caught on fire. Plastic filler and fiberglass covered some of the aluminium skin.

The body shell was completely stripped down and the body was removed from the chassis. Some time in the past the body shell and doors had been slightly modified. These changes meant that the entire timber frame above the chassis needed replacing and modifying back to the original body style. The aluminium panels have been completely re-manufactured and fitted to the new timber frame.

 New bonnet tops and sides were made to fit the new body shape. New floors were fitted through out the vehicle. New storage areas were fitted. The dashboard and instrument panel have been realigned to better suit the new body. The inner fire wall has been repaired and painted. All four steel guards have been completely replaced. The body has been painted in two pack cut and buffed.


Restoration Slideshow

View the progress of the restoration from start to finish.

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