Workshop / Restoration

Reviving Rileys for over 45 years

Our award-winning restorations are carried out by specialists that will do what it takes to transform your Riley into the car you want it to be.

Safe at last with Blue Diamond Riley Services

There is nothing more humbling than being trusted to bring a car back to life. Whether it’s a sympathetic restoration to original specification, or an upgrade to concours standard, our team will work meticulously to get the job done. We have completed major restorations on all pre-war models of Riley, and our work has won numerous awards; including various classes at Riley Register Concours, the largest single-make Riley club show in the world, and concours events in the UK and abroad.

In 2020, we completed the end-to-end restoration of an original 1932 Kestrel saloon that had been converted into a van in the late 1940s. Now our fully operational works van, we’ve upgraded it from a 1100cc Riley Nine, 4-cylinder engine to a 1500cc 12/4 engine so it is no longer at the mercy of a prevailing wind and will happily cruise between 60-65mph. With the exception of the ash frame and handwritten sign-writing, all works were completed in-house; we’ve even fitted hidden storage lockers for when we’re on the road to events such as Le Mans Classic.