I should explain that Aussie Motoring is brought to you from Hervey Bay in beautiful sub-tropical Queensland and, while business usually keeps us confined to Hervey Bay, we do sometimes get to go a little further afield.
Today (Good Friday) was one of those days. Kids arrived at 3.30am from further north so we kept them up and took them over to Tin Can Bay to feed the dolphins. While we were there we came across this beautiful creature:
I believe that it is a 1947 Riley RMC.
If it is a Riley of that vintage then it was completely handbuilt and the dashboard scene in this photo is genuine polished timber. Just over 500 of these cars were built.
This beautiful car was powered by a 2.5 litre 100 hp engine that gave it a top speed of 100 mph (160 kph).