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By the time it got to Phoenix

This Riley RMB had New Mexico plates on it and it was for sale at a swap meet in Fremont, Nebraska. Its owner had wanted to install an American truck engine in it. Brian Goldsmith bought it, got it running, but decided he was in over his head and sold it to Ron Bonnstetter, then a professor at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Ron’s website detailing a meticulous restoration of the car is listed above, in the article about the proposed sale of Dr. Roger Cognard’s RM saloon. This year Ron took a buyout at Nebraska and he and Nicolette have relocated to Phoenix, where he has joined a family business. He continues as webmaster of his Lincoln car club. One can do that from out of town. Work on this car, with its proper Riley engine, continues. More later.

For a better view of Ron’s restoration, click on its image.

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