1966 MK2 Riley Elf in Australia

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1966 MK2 Riley Elf in Australia

Post  jsa511 on Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:09 am

I imported my 1966 MK2 Riley Elf from New Zealand at the end of 2015, with it arriving in February 2016. The car was very original and in good condition for the age. We get lots of looks as most people have never seen one. Not many in Australia or NSW either. The occasional person knows what it is, they are usually from the UK originally.

We have since overhauled the engine to over 1100cc (with a small cam) using as much of the original engine as possible. Clutch and brakes also needed work. We have recently started repainting and removing some dents that occurred when the car was in the main earthquake in Christchurch NZ a few years ago. The paint has been colour matched and is close to UK Ceramic Green. Its most likely Linden Green from the recently posted NZ colour chart. We also restored the original wood dash. Trying to keep her as original looking as possible, with a few engine mods to make her go better on Aussie roads.

Photos on flickr
https://flic.kr/p/CYgbeT
https://flic.kr/p/DoYg4U
https://flic.kr/p/QtNE9o
https://flic.kr/p/Qxa2kH

Dash Resto
https://flic.kr/p/G3fiio

Also photos at www.minisonthecoast.com.au
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Re: 1966 MK2 Riley Elf in Australia

Post  TONYELF on Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:07 pm

Welcome to the Forum!
Beautiful Elf, love all the photos.
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