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1937 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite

1937 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite in Appointment in London, Movie, 1953 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1937 Riley 12/4 Kestrel Sprite

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Lateef NO

2021-02-13 13:06

[Image: rly2.jpg]
GTO (?) 500

Kestrel, surely, but which one?

dsl SX

2021-02-13 16:43

GTO 500 gives Nottinghamshire, 1940. DTO could make more sense - March-May 37, or maybe DTC or DTD - both Lancashire, mid-38 or CTC/CTD ditto mid-late 37. imdb gives RAF Upwood, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as the airfield which doesn't help.

johnfromstaffs EN

2021-02-13 16:52


johnfromstaffs EN

2021-02-13 16:56

johnfromstaffs wrote http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_1427354-Riley-15-6-Kestrel-1937.html

Other options are 8/90, and Big Four. (S & G doubt any 8/90 Kestrels built.)

dsl SX

2021-02-13 18:00

Total 8/90 production may only have been 25 according to Rob Malpas 2019 picture book but his website says 35 Adelphis and 2 Kestrels. Whichever, I think we can disregard 8/90 here. Big Four seems a mess of names/models way above my paygrade to attempt to understand.

LoonyLady UK

2022-07-05 02:07

DTO 500 is referenced as a 1937 12/4 Kestrel Sprite in p.314 of 'As Old as the Industry' (1982), by D.G. Styles. The 'Sprite' was the highest trim-level available on selected 12/4 models, following the queues of the eponymous sporting two-seaters - with high-performance tweaks and a rev-counter.
[Image: dto500.1.jpg]
DTO 500 was broken up some point after the above photograph was taken, but did resurfurce as an incomplete collection of bits in the noughties.

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