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20TH Century Oil Painting Classic Automobile Riley MPH 12/6 Racing Blue Car

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  • £2,000.00
  • €2,350 Euro
  • $2,547 US Dollar

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This Oil Painting Portrait Classic Automobile Riley MPH 12/6 Racing Blue Car sports a realistic design of a blue car, painted with high-quality oil painting. The portrait is perfect for any car enthusiast, adding a touch of classic style to any room.

Subject transportation portrait iconic scene of a classic sporting car which is a Riley MPH 12/6 in light blue sea colour.

Title "1934 Riley MPH 12/6".

Attention to detail is breathtaking, in sea blue colour showing the number plate NJ6180, having a cream leather two seater convertible 2 side doors with front windscreen. With 4 black rubber tyre spoke wheels, large twin front round headlights

Distinctly signed at the bottom by the British artist R Hewitt.

Beautifully controlled brush work.  

This is so sought after by transport art collectors & classic car dealers. 

Oil on board.  

The Riley 12/6 was a car made by the British Riley company from late 1932 (for the 1933 model year to 1935. It had a 1458 cc straight-six engine with twin cams and either single, twin or triple SU carburettors. The transmission was either a four speed manual or optional preselector gearbox. They were capable of a top speed of around 70 mph (113 km/h).The chassis was a lengthened version of the one used on the Riley Nine.

They were available in a range of models: Mentone saloon, Kestrel saloon, Lincock fixed head coupé, Ascot drophead coupé with dickey seat, Lynx tourer, Falcon saloon, Gamecock tourer, March two-seat tourer, MPH two seater trial/sports 2-seater, and Trinity 3-position Drophead Coupé.

The 12/6 engine was designed to fit in between the 9 and 14/6 engines for trialing and racing purposes. The Riley MPH is a small production, two-seat sports car made between 1934 and 1935 by the Riley company of Coventry, England. Very few were made, and examples are now highly sought after.

The chassis, with half-elliptic springs and rigid axles front and rear, was based on that of the car prepared for the 1933 TT races. To keep the height down to as low as possible, the side members were positioned under the axle at the rear. Large, fifteen-inch drum brakes were used. Elegant bodywork was mainly of aluminium built over a traditional wood frame and featured a long bonnet, front wings flowing into running boards and a short, rounded tail. The windscreen could fold flat to reduce air resistance.

The exact number made is not known, but is believed to be around 15, and it was expensive at £550. Numerous replicas have, however, been made. Fourteen original cars are thought to survive

Provenance bought from a private seller.   

Set in a rather fine original gilt frame.  

International buyers worldwide shipping is available please ask for a quote.

With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.   

Circa late 20th century.

Condition report. 

Offered in fine used condition.   

The painting surface is in good order, having some foxing, general wear, scuffs, scratches to the frame commensurate with usage & age. 


Size of frame

Wide (36 cm)   
High (23 cm)  
Depth (1.5 cm)     


Item Info

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Dimensions

H: 23cm W: 36cm D: 1.5cm



Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)7494 763382