Slide into the wood and leather cabin of our 1949 Riley RMB, and you’ll be transported (despite the sad fact that this handsome saloon has not been driven in about four decades), transported to an earlier time when details, materials, and finishes mattered. A time when motoring was an appreciated privilege whether commuting to work or traveling on a family vacation. The feel and smell, indeed the very aura of this antique evoke a slower, more congenial, and possibly even a more romantic prelude to this frenzied future through which we’re catapulting. But be advised, your mileage may vary.
In the weeks ahead I’ll gather together some photos. Illustrations, and information about this family heirloom. I’ll try to present them in some semblance of usefulness, so that I may conjure a suitable sequel to the memories we made… once upon a time.
Returning to the topic of a beautiful vintage British motorcar… [a] 1949 Riley RM [that] has been part of my family f