Pre-War Riley Restorations

Over the years, it has been our privilege to undertake a number of complete ‘nut and bolt’ restoration projects on pre-war Riley motor cars. Our sense of pride upon the completion of these projects cannot be underestimated. If you’re passionate about returning your pre-war Riley to glory and preserving its integrity along the way, we believe we have the skills and team to do this.

You can expect a highly personal or bespoke service from us; we will discuss your vision for the restoration project at length prior to the commencement of the project and agree in principal how far you’d like to push the fine line of restoration and originality over modification and replacement. Throughout the project, we’ll offer honest and practical advice, provide regular updates and discuss any issues with you openly, pricing up the different options available to solve the problem. We also have a vast historical technical library at our disposal. This combined with our expertise and our extensive parts resource will ensure your fully restored pre-war Riley is something to be proud of.

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Recent Riley restorations

A 1932 Riley 9 Gamecock. This car was restored to factory specification for a long-term customer of Blue Diamond.


A Riley 9 Merlin Saloon.
This car was converted into a Woody estate at some point in the 1940’s/50’s. Blue Diamond worked closely with the new owner to make this into a 12/4 estate. The car won the special class at the 2016 Riley Register Concours at Coventry.

For an even more detailed look at a restoration completed by Blue Diamond, you can view our progress each week on a 1935 Riley Imp here.