ORCHARD CLASSICS
orchardclassics.co.uk

1968 RILEY ELF WITH 160BHP YAMAHA R1 ENGINE AND 6 SPEED BOX. ROAD LEGAL. HUGE FUN. OVER £30K SPENT ON BUILD. BARGAIN AT £9995.



For sale is my 1968 Riley Elf. It is a road-legal track car powered by a Yamaha R1 super bike engine putting out approx. 160bhp. The Riley Elf is a variant on the classic mini sharing the same fun driving characteristics. The cute Elf, sporting a boot with fins, was intended to be an elegant version to get away for the weekend in. The previous bought the car in a fairly standard state in June 2017. He had the Lynx AE conversion done (engine at the front) by Rockey Racing. It is set up primarily for track, but road legal with an MOT to Feb 2021. It is a joy to drive and have old couples and small boys wave at the cute, but boisterous yellow-peril. On track you will be having the most fun of anyone. The build and development costs have been extensive, (think north of £30k) mainly because the car was proffesionally built as well as putting quality parts in wherever required. A long list of components were bought to add on to the Lynx conversion; brakes, suspension, Maniflow exhaust, oil pumps, rad, fan, fuel system, wheels, Safety Devices half roll cage, Tillet B6 screamer seats (£700 each), dash, 6 point harnesses….. all ready to do hill climbs, but only did track days in the end. Elf has a R1 5PW fuel injection engine that has been inspected and passed ‘solid’ by AB Performance, when they inspected and refreshed the gearbox. It is very quick, given it is a very small classic car, but more than that it is fun. It has soul and character as you lean and slide through the corners; more so than the more accomplished track cars. The has just had a front end respray and still has some blemishes here and there as it is for track use. There is a lot of value in this car for someone to enjoy and there is a large file of receipts to go with it. On August 21st I had a great day racing around Goodwood. 1'50" lap first time out with loads more to come.



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