Riley Car

Riley RME
OWU 103

OWU 103 was first registered in December 1954, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It was one of the last batch of 80 RMEs built. By this date, Riley had become part of the British Motor Corporation and production of the type was at BMC’s former MG factory at Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

No history has been traced between its first registration and it being discovered in Northampton in 1981.

Date Owner Use
22/12/54 Unknown owner
West Riding of Yorkshire
by 1981
Unknown owner
Northampton, Northants
Known as “Old, Worn Out & Useless”
1981 C Gomez
Hillesden Hamlet, Bucks
Preserved. Restored over a 12 year period
by 1/03
C Gomez
Martock, Somerset
Preserved.
by 29/7/05
C Pacey
Hinton Martel, nr Wimborne, Dorset
Preserved.
by 24/8/07
P Smith
Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Preserved.
by 2011
D Riley
Alford, Aberdeenshire
Preserved.
by 8/9/12
S Hale
Frodham, Cheshire
Preserved.
8/11/13 J Levy
Elstree, Herts
Preserved.
24/7/17 G Hinson
Potterspury, Northants
Preserved.

OWU 103, in the Coffee Pot Field at Yardley Gobion – its first public event in our new ownership.
J Hinson