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DCX887  Riley RM Shooting Brake/ Estate Car



*all estates with sufficient information or photographs will be listed separately*

DCX887  ( Shooting Brake first registered in Huddersfield not on dvla but alive), 1947 RMA chassis DCX 887 1 1/2 litre Estate nicknamed the Pigeon Loft Designed for a Huddersfield textile mill owner to carry his racing pigeons, hence the name. DCX has an alumnium sheet roof, wooden spars over what I think is aluminium sheet , upright larger non RM front windscreen and large sliding rear side windows. similar profile to Massey ie tall and block shaped.






Photo © RM Club Archives / R Memoranda






pic done about 6.30 am before it was 'moved' for phot op' with EVE














DCX and EVE to show just how low the roofline on EVE is driver has to be just under 6ft and max size 8 shoe ( I am !) Pics by Glenn. I argued at that rally as to how b' low the roofline of EVE was so asked DCX to drive to a blank bit of field to compare as when like this it becomes very obvious how much of a weird design EVE was and considering how much wood  was used how any survived is remarkable. Somewhere  there are my colour versions of this ( very safe)  Photos from  © Ros King archives taken 1980's






Photo © RM Club Archives / R Memoranda

Clubs in the Uk catering for this model:-

All other countries on the contact page. Due to public liability laws spares can only be sold to current club members. Both clubs have a considerable spare parts supply  so best join at least one to gain information, help, and  information from the experts who have already 'been there' . Cars are also cheaper with known histories sold via the clubs than ebay etc.


Riley Motor Club    rileymotorclub.org/  for all ages inc pre war cars originally a gents club of owners 

The Riley RM Club      https://www.rileyrmclub.org.uk  Started in the 70's to cater for the RM's only with large spares department