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  Riley 1930's

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1929/30   Biarritz Silent saloon @£325,  Two Seater Tourer , Four Seater Tourer ,  Special Tourer ,  Monaco, Brooklands Speed Model



1929/30

   Biarritz Silent saloon @£325,  Two Seater Tourer (tin tourer), Four Seater Tourer (fabric),  Special Tourer ,  Monaco now with a full width boot, Brooklands Speed Model

"Riley Nines for 1929/30 season  were: the Monaco and the Biarritz Silent Saloons, the Two Seater Coupé, the Four Seat Tourer and the Special Tourer. The range continues into 1930, with an improved Monaco which now has a full-width boot, the fabric bodied Four Seater, the Two Seater with metal panelling, the Special Tourer and the Biarritz. The 'Special' Series has twin caburetter, Duplex Hartford shock absorbers and guaranteed speed of 65 m.p.h. For 1931 Riley introduced the 'Plus' Series, shown for the first time at the 1930 Motor Show with a number of improvements."
The catalogue introducing the new cars detailed 15 improvements :
1. Wider, more durable and lighter coachwork.
2. Radiator of improved design.
3. Radiator shell and bright parts in Firth's stainless 'Staybrite' steel.
4. Petrol tank at rear with increased capacity, to 7.1 gallons, and fitted with electric petrol gauge.
5. Improved tool locker underneath the bonnet.
6. Grouped lubrication points.
7. Finger tip controls on the steering column for lamps, dipper, ignition, horn and mixture with independent hand throttle.
8. Improved, illuminated instrument board, with cubby holes.
9. Spring steering wheel.
10. Jacking points on front and rear axles at the same height.
11. Batteries at rear instantly accessible from hinged rear seat.
12. Hinged rear seat giving access to rear shock absorbers.
13. Leveroll seat slides with more comfortable front seats.
14. Better and more comfortable suspension with 'Silentbloc' bushes.
15. Flanged exhaust joints which entirely prevent leakage of exhaust gases. The Monaco and the Biarritz will be available as the Sunshine Saloon versions.

Nines:-
Monaco Saloon - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Biarritz Silent Saloon - discontinued  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Four Seat Fabric Tourer - discontinued  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Two Seat Coachbuilt Tourer - discontinued  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Four Seat Special Tourer - discontinued  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Monaco Saloon - new model wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Biarritz Half-Panelled Saloon - new model wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Tourer Four Seat - new model  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Army Tourer - new model wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Two Seat Coupé - new model wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP

Sixes:- 14/6
 Stelvio I Fabric Saloon 10ft 0in Six - discontinued  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Deauville Coachbuilt Saloon 10ft 0in Six - discontinued  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Five-Seat Special Tourer 10ft 0in Six - discontinued  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Alpine Fabric Saloon 9ft 6in Light Six  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Alpine Half-Panelled Saloon 9ft 6in Light Six  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Alpine Tourer 9ft 6in Light Six  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Stelvio II Saloon 10ft 0in Long Six - new model  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Sportsman’s Fabric Coupé 10ft 0in Long Six - new model wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP

+ Brooklands:  2-Seater wb 8ft 0in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP


1931/2

  Biarritz Sunshine saloon (now half panelled),  Two Seater Tourer (tin tourer), Four Seater Tourer (fabric),  Special Tourer ,  Monaco  with a full width boot, Brooklands Speed Model, Plus series (upgraded )
Nines:-
Plus Monaco Saloon - discontinued  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Biarritz Half-Panelled Saloon - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Tourer Four Seat - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Army Tourer - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Two Seat Coupé - discontinued  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Nines:- New models  
new model in October. "The 'Plus Ultra' series for 1932 season brought yet another change in the appearance of Riley models with the introduction of the dropped chassis frame.The 9 h.p. cars at the Olympia show were: a Monaco with half-pannelled Weymann saloon body, a Monaco with fabric body, which had both pairs of doors hinged at their rear edges; the full-panelled Two Seat Coupé and the new brand new, sportytwo-seater Gamecock. All the above are priced at £298. The Army type overseas Four Seat Tourer painted War Office Green was £310, whilst the Biarritz half-panelled Silent Saloon costs £325."

Monaco Fabric Saloon wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc 9.01 HP -
Monaco Half-Panelled Saloon wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc 9.01 HP -
Biarritz Silent Saloon wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc 9.01 HP -
Two Seat Coupé wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc 9.01 HP -
Two Seat Drophead Coupé wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc 9.01 HP -
Army Tourer wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc 9.01 HP -
Gamecock Two-Seaterwb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc 9.01 HP -

 Brooklands 2-Seater wb: 8ft 0in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc 9.01 HP  "The  two-seater is produced either in racing trim or road trim. It has basically the same 1089-cc engine as the Riley Nine but with pump cooling instead of thermo-syphon, electric fuel pump instead of gravity feed and other modifications. Wheelbase is 8 ft (10 inches shorter than the Nine). The 'Plus' version has four Amal carburetters and the manufacturer guaranteed top speed is 80 m.p.h."

Sixes:- 
"In 1931 the 14/6 is available with two chassis models: Long (10 ft.) and Short (9 ft. 6 in.) The models offered are the Stelvio II Saloon at £398 and the Sportsman's Fabric Coupe at £4.65 on the Long chassis and three Alpine models on the Short chassis."
Alpine Fabric Saloon 9ft 6in Light Six  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Alpine Half-Panelled Saloon 9ft 6in Light Six wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Alpine Tourer 9ft 6in Light Six wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Stelvio Saloon 10ft 0in Long Six wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Sportsman’s Fabric Coupé 10ft 0in Long Six wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP




1932/3

  Biarritz Sunshine saloon (now half panelled)@ £325,  Two Seater Coupe (tin) @ £298,   Monaco  half panelled or Weymann bodied @ £298,  Plus Ultra series (upgraded ), Gamecock@ £298, WD ( war department four seater tourer painted War Office Green)@ £298,
Nines:- All for the 1932 to 1933 Season
Monaco Saloon  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Falcon Saloon  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Kestrel Coupé  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Lincock Coupé  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Ascot Tourer  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Lynx Coupé  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Trinity Special  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
March wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Plus Ultra Nines:-
Monaco Fabric Saloon wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP -
Monaco Half-Panelled Saloon wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP -
Biarritz Silent Saloon  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP -
Two Seat Coupé  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP -
Two Seat Drophead Coupé  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP -
Army Tourer (WD) wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP -
Gamecock Two-Seater wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP -
Sixes
Alpine Fabric Saloon wb  9ft 6in Light Six   6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Alpine Half-Panelled Saloon wb  9ft 6in Light Six   6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Alpine Tourer wb  9ft 6in Light Six   6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Stelvio Saloon wb 10ft 0in Long Six   6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Sportsman’s Fabric Coupé wb10ft 0in Long Six   6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
  
Alpine Saloon 9ft 6in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP  
Kestrel Saloon 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP or 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Lyncock Fixed Head Coupé 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP or 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Ascot Drophead Coupé 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP or 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Lynx Four-Seater Tourer 9ft 6in 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP or 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Mentone Saloon 9ft 6in 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP
Stelvio Saloon 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Sportsman’s Fabric Coupé 10ft 0in -6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP  
Winchester Saloon 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Winchester Limousine 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Edinburgh Saloon 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Edinburgh Limousine 10ft 0in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP


1933/4

     Monaco  half panelled or Weymann bodied @ £298,  Lincock, Falcon 9, Ascot Coupe, Kestrel 9, Lynx four Seater Tourer 9hp , The Lynx, Lincock and Ascot were available at 12hp, and 14hp on the six cylinder chassis. Trinity Coupe , March Special,
 New Rileys for 1933/4 9 h.p. 4 cyl., 60.3 x 95.2, 1,089 c.c., 8.9 h.p. Tax £9. Pushrod o.h.v., 4 speed gearbox. Wheelbase 8' 11". Track 4'.
"Prices, Monaco saloon, Lincock coupe, Lynx tourer and Drophead coupe £298 each, or £325 with pre-selectagears ; special series chassis (two carburetter engine) 17 extra. Other special series models, Kestrel saloon and Falcon saloon £325 each; Imp 2/4 seater £298, pre-selectagear models £352 and £325 respectively. 12 h.p. 6 cyl. 57 x 95.2, 1,458 c.c., 12 h.p. Tax £12. Pushrod o.h.v. 4 speed gearbox. Wheelbase 9' 6". Track 4'. Prices, Mentone saloon, Lincock coupe, Lynx tourer and Drophead coupe £348 each, Kestrel saloon £358, pre-selectagear prices £375 and £385 respectively, special series chassis (three-carburetter engine) £60 extra. The above models are obtainable with 6/14 h.p. engines at an extra charge of £27. 14 h.p. 6 cyl., 60,3 a 95.2, 1,633 c.c., 13.9 h.p. Tax £14. Pushrod o.h.v. 4 speed gearbox. Wheelbase 9' 6". Track 4'. Prices, Alpine saloon £375, pre-selectagear model £402, Special series chassis (three-carburetter engine) £60 extra. Long wheelbase model, wheelbase 10' 6", track 4' 8". Prices, Stelvio saloon £398, pre-selectagear model £425, Special series chassis £60 extra. Winchester saloon £448, limousine £460, pre-selectagear models £475 and £487 respectively. Edinburgh saloon £498, limousine £510. The Edinburgh models have "Flexoil" transmission made under Salerni Patents. No basis alterations are announced in the Riley range for 1934, the three models of 9, 12 and 14 h.p. being retained. All three, however, have improved power-to-weight ratios, one shot lubrication, improved coachwork, while certain models have pre-selectagears as optional. This latter device, working in conjunction with an automatic clutch, provides that the drive is not taken up by the clutch until a certain engine speed (approx. 500 r.p.m.) is attained."

 MPH - new model
Imp - new model in October 2/4-seater - prototype at Olympia Show
Grebe Six -  prototype (only 1 built later dismantled). wb:  8ft 6in 2-seater -  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1486 cc13.5 HP "The Grebe had three SU carburettors as standard with four or sic available et extra cost a coil ignition, cable operated brakes and the catalogue price is £595."

Nines:-
 Monaco Saloon wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Falcon Saloon wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Kestrel Coupé  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Lincock Coupé  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Ascot - discontinued  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Lynx  Tourer - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Coupé Trinity - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Sports March Special - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP

Sixes:-
or  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc 13.5 HP
Alpine Saloon 9ft 6in -  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP
Kestrel Saloon 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP or  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Lyncock Fixed Head Coupé 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP or  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Ascot Drophead Coupé 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP or  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Lynx Four-Seater Tourer 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP or  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Mentone Saloon 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP -
Stelvio Saloon 10ft 0in -  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Sportsman’s Fabric Coupé 10ft 0in -  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP - discontinued
Winchester Saloon 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Winchester Limousine 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Edinburgh Saloon 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP  
Edinburgh Limousine 10ft 0in -  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP -
discontinued March Special 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP - -
discontinued Gamecock * 9ft 6in 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP  - * three special 6-cylinder chassis fitted with Gamecock bodies.

TT Six wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1486 cc 13.5 HP 8ft 1½in


1934/5

"New for 1934 is a Preselectagear, centrelock wire wheels, a one-shot lubrication system and chassis frames are now employing box-section construction for greater rigidity in areas of high stress. 12 volt battery of greater capacity is fitted. Triplex glass is a standard feature on all Rileys. Two low-line saloons are offered, both on the Special Series chassis: the Kestrel, first introduced in 1932, and the Falcon, which had acquired a boot, making it look like a lowered Monaco. The Monaco continues as a fully coachbuilt saloon, together with the coupe Lincock. The Lynx has now four doors. The Kestrel and Falcon are both priced at £325 with the all-helical gearbox and at £352 with Preselectagear. The Standard Series Lynx, Lincock and Monaco are all £298, in Special Series £315 and with Preselectagear £325."

"Riley Nine is available with seven factory-built body styles, ranging in price from £237 to £325. The engine is an OHV Four of 1098-cc capacity (60.3 x 95.2 mm), rated at 9.02 HP and developing 35 bhp at 4500 rpm. Most models are optionally available with a less powerful version, developing 27 bhp at 4000 rpm."

Nine Short Six - discontinued
Long Six 6/15 - new model in October
1½-Litre - new model in October Imp MPH

Nines:-
Monaco Saloon  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Falcon Saloon- discontinued  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Kestrel Coupé  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Lincock -discontinued   wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
 Lynx Tourer  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP

Sixes:-
Riley Six-cylinder chassis are available with 1458-cc 12.08 HP and 1633-cc 13.53 HP engine with brake horsepower outputs from 44 to 57, depending on specification. All has overhead valves operated by high camshaft via tappets and short pushrods and four-speed gearbox.

Alpine - discontinued Saloon 9ft 6in 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP
Kestrel - discontinued Saloon 9ft 6in  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP
Lyncock - Fixed Head Coupé 9ft 6in   discontinued  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP (motor show spelling altered later)
Ascot Drophead Coupé 9ft 6in  - discontinued 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP
Lynx Four-Seater Tourer 9ft 6in    6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP
Mentone -- discontinued Saloon 9ft 6in   - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP
Stelvio Saloon 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Winchester - 10ft 0in -  discontinued  6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
Winchester - discontinued  Limousine 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
 Edinburgh - discontinued  Saloon 10ft 0in - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.5 HP
 Gamecock  - Sports * 9ft 6in discontinued 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP * three special 6-cylinder chassis fitted with Gamecock bodies.

Imp:-The engine was mounted in the now-traditional Riley 3 point manner and power was transmitted to the rear axle via the usual enclosed propeller shaft. The MPH continued to be offered in i935, unchanged from 1934 except that it was now offered with the 6/15 engine instead of the 6/i4. The 12 h.p. engine also continued to be offered in the MPH for those people interested in having a car which could compete as a i z litre in International Class F.

new model in October  6/15
"The new 14 H.P. six-cylinder engine was annouced in October. Known as the 6/15 it bears an obvious similarity to its predecessor, but it has rounded rocker box lids like the new 4-cylinder 1½ litre and a gear driven oil pump and is mated to the Armstrong Siddeley preselector gearbox. An option on the Falcon isalso available: the 12 h.p. 6 cylinder engine-a new engine but with the same 1458 cc. capacity. The Falcon is an aero-line saloon in the same image as the Kestrel, but with a higher roofline to give more headroom. The chassis is entirely new with 9 ft. 4½ in wheelbase"
 Kestrel - Saloon wb: 9ft 4 ½ in 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP -
 Falcon- Saloon  .wb: 9ft 4 ½ in 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP 6   or  cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP -

1½-Litre new model:-"Although based on the old principle with two camshafts located high in the cylinder block, the 1.5-litre engine is completely new with bore and stroke of 69x100 mm. The Armstrong-Siddeley four-speed preselector gearbox, centrifugal clutch and traditional Riley enclosed propeller shaft are fitted. The car has all new Girling, mechanical brake system."
Kestrel Saloon wb: 9ft 1in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP -
 Lynx Tourer 4-dr wb: 9ft 1in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Falcon Saloon wb: 9ft 1in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP

MPH  new model 8ft 1½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP   or 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1633 cc13.1 HP -  2-seater "The new MPH model made its debut at the Scottish Rally. Two of those were entered along with four Imps. The nine features a pair of H3 SU carburettors and Scintilla magneto and has duralumin connecting rods. The car is a developement of the 1933 TT Six races."

Imp   - new model 7ft 6in.wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP 2-seater "The Imp is a scaled-down MPH with 9 h.p. engine offered with a manual (£298) or preselctor (£325) gearbox."

1935/6

Nine - discontinued Nine -
new model Six -
discontinued 6/15 1½-Litre
Imp - discontinued
MPH - discontinued
8-90 - new model in October
Sprite - new model

Nines:-
"This year the Nine seems rather overshadowed by the appearance of the new 1½-Litre range. There are only three models (not counting the 9 h.p. Imp). Both saloons are offered as Special models with Preselectagear as standard. A number of improvements had been made to the Nine between 1934 and 1935. The gearbox is now the Armstrong Siddeley preselector instead of the E.N.V. type. The clutch is the newer, twin plate, centrifugal unit."
"For 1936 the Nine will be offered in only two variants: the new Merlin and an updated Kestrel. The Merlin had adopted the shape of the 1½-Litre Falcon, but will be made in all-steel. The Kestrel accquired the shape of the 1935 1½-Litre Kestrel."
Monaco Saloon wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP discontinued
Kestrel Saloon wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP discontinued
Lynx Tourer wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP discontinued

Kestrel Saloon   wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP - new model
Merlin Saloon   wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP - new model

1½-Litre
"Riley 1½-Litre 12 HP Series is new for 1935 and comprises Falcon and Kestrel Saloons and the smart Lynx Open Tourer. The engine is a 46-bhp pushrod OHV Four with a cubic capacity of 1496 cc (69 x 100 mm) and a treasury rating of 11.81 HP."
Kestrel  Saloon 9ft 1in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP - discontinued
Lynx  Tourer 4-dr 9ft 1in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Falcon  Saloon 9ft 1in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Kestrel - new model  Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Adelphi - new model  Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Merlin - new model Saloon 8ft 10in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP

Sixes 15/6:-
Kestrel Saloon   - discontinued  wb: 9ft 4 ½ in 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP
Falcon Saloon   wb: 9ft 4 ½ in opt. 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP
 Lynx  Tourer - new model   wb: 9ft 4 ½ in 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP

Imp:- discontinued 7ft 6in. wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP - 2-seater
MPH:- - discontinued 8ft 1½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP  2-seater
Sprite:-new model 2-seater wb: 8ft 1½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP -with the Riley grille but at the motor show with the cowl
T.T. Sprite - 1 ex. wb: 8ft 1½in Racing Six 2-Litre 6 cyl. 1986 cc wb: 8ft 1½in 


8/90 19hp:-
"The 8-90 model was introduced in October 1935 with Adelphi and Kestrel coachwork on the 9 ft. 4½; in. chassis. The engine consists basically of two 9 h.p. cylinder blocks on a common crankcase. Naturally the design is updated in many respects to bring it into line with the 1½ litre. It features three gear-driven camshafts, one centrally located inlet and two exhaust. The engine is coupled to an Armstrong Siddeley four speed preselector gearbox."
Adelphi new model Saloon wb: 9ft 4 ½ in V8 cyl. 3 ohv 2178 cc18.05 HP
Kestrel new model Saloon wb: 9ft 4 ½ in V8 cyl. 3 ohv 2178 cc18.05 HP

1936/7

Nines:-
Kestrel Saloon  - discontinued
Merlin Saloon  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Monaco  Saloon - new model  wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP "The Monaco returned for 1937, with a new, attractive body. The engine is the Special Series two carburetter version of the Merlin series 9 h.p. unit."

1½-Litre  12/4
"Since its introduction in 1934 the 12 h.p. 1½-litre enjoys great success. comparable to the famous Nine a decade ago. The range grew considerably, now consisting of three chassis of various wheel bases, five basic body styles and three engines of various performance. The two largest models, the Adelphi and Kestrel Saloons costs £350 each, price of the Falcon Saloon is £335 and the Lynx Tourer is £345 in the Standard Series. Special Series models are available at £27 extra and the Kestrel and Lynx are available with the Sprite series engine, both being £450 when introduced, but rather quickly reduced to £398. The Lynx Special Series Concours Model is priced at £398. It has fitted suitcases in the boot, tools in special trays under the luggage compartment, a set of gaskets on a panel inside the bootlid (that panel doubling as a picnic tray) a pair of chromium plated horns on the front bumper and a centrally located fog light. Other features which completed the Concours specification includes lamp stoneguards, a fire extinguisher, an automatic reversing light and a Ski-Lady mascot on the radiator filler cap. The Merlin is simply a Nine with 1.5-litre engine. Expansion of the range continue for 1937 with introduction of a new, all-steel body for the Falcon and and additional body style, the Touring Saloon. The Sprite engine become available on all models."
Kestrel Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Adelphi Saloon 9ft 4½in  Saloon 9ft 1in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Falcon - discontinued Saloon 9ft 1in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
 Lynx Tourer  9ft 1in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
 Merlin Saloon 8ft 10in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
 Falcon Saloon 9ft 1in - new model wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
 Touring - new model 9ft 4½in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP

Sixes,6/15:-
"The Falcon continued into i936 as a 6/15, still with the option offered of a 12 h.p. engine at no variation in price. Now, it was to be joined by a larger, six light, saloon to be known as the Adelphi (this was the real replacement for the Stelvio) and a very elegant sportsman’s saloon, the six-light Kestrel. The Kestrel and Adelphi saloons were i 4 in. wider overall than the Falcon and had 4 ft. 3 in. track axles. The Falcon was also available as a Special Series Model that year at an extra cost of £48. Two open six-cylinder cars were listed as available in i 936--the Lynx Tourer, offered in Standard Series form at £375 and in Special Series at £423,"
Falcon  discontinued Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP opt. - 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1458 cc12.01 HP
Lynx - Tourer 9ft 4½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP
Adelphi - - new model Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP
Kestrel - - new model Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP
Adelphi - - new model Saloon 9ft 8½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP
Kestrel - - new model Saloon 9ft 8½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP

8/90  19hp:-Saloon
Adelphi Saloon wb: 9ft 4 ½ in V8 cyl. 3 ohv 2178 cc18.05 HP
Kestrel  Saloon - discontinued wb: 9ft 4 ½ in V8 cyl. 3 ohv 2178 cc18.05 HP

Sprite:-2-seater wb: 8ft 1½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc 11.9 HP  "The Sprite Two seater is available in two versions, one being the production model with 1½-Litre engine and the other a competition version with a six cylinder engine for the price of £550."

1937/8

Nines:-
"The Merlin Nine continues in production, at the price of £269, and is little changed for the new season. During the year it was joined by the Touring Saloon. It is basically a Merlin with a boot. It costs £290 and is offered with the preselcctor gearbox or a new 3 speed overdrive gearbox with synchromesh on second and top gears. It disappeared from the Nine range in September, replace with the new Victor Saloon. The Monaco has two carburettor engine and is sold for £298."
Merlin Saloon - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Monaco Saloon - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Touring  Saloon - new model - discontinued wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP
Victor Saloon - new model wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP

1½-Litre  12/4
"All the 1937 models has water pumps and mechanical fuel pumps. The Third Type Newton-design centrifugal clutch is fitted on all chassis. Built-in jacks are deleted.
The Falcon has an all-steel body built by the Briggs body, with price reduced by £20. Experiment with the Sprite engine made available on Kestrel and Lynx last year proved very popular this variant is now available on all models.
All new is the very pretty Touring Saloon known unofficially as the Continental Touring Saloon. Like the other cars in the range, it is offered with Standard Series engine at £350, or with the Special Series engine at £377 and the Sprite engined version is £398. An interesting feature of the design is the boot lid, which is in two sections: one top hinged and the other bottom hinged, carrying the spare wheel.
The 1937 Motor Show at Olympia saw the new season's range consisting of Kestrel, Adelphi, Touring saloons and the Lynx. The most significant revision was actually announced in mid-1937 and is the option of a three speed dual overdrive gearbox instead of preselector. Also introduced is the 'Hi-charge' induction system to improve the volumetric efficiency of the engine by lengthening the inlet manifold pipes and putting them in the vertical plane. This system did not meet the expectations and by the time of the Motor Show was abandoned."
Kestrel Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Adelphi Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Touring Saloon 9ft 4½in  wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP  - discontinued
Falcon Saloon 9ft 1in  wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP - discontinued
Lynx  Tourer  9ft 1in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP
Merlin Saloon 8ft 10in-wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP   discontinued
Victor Saloon 8ft 10in - wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP  new model
Touring Saloon 9ft 1in - wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP  new model

Sixes:-15/6
Adelphi Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP  - discontinued 
Kestrel Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP - discontinued
Lynx Tourer 9ft 4½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP - discontinued
Adelphi Saloon 9ft 8½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP
Kestrel Saloon 9ft 8½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP - discontinued

 8/90 19hp:-
"The company also produces an Adelphi model with 18 HP V-8-cylinder engines. These engines are made up of two 9 HP blocks and has a cubic capacity of 2178 cc (60.3 x 95.2 mm). For 1938 it adopted the Big Four 16 hp chassis."
Adelphi Saloon wb: 9ft 8 ½ in - discontinued V8 cyl. 3 ohv 2178 cc18.05 HP
Adelphi Saloon wb: 9ft 8 ½ in - new model V8 cyl. 3 ohv 2178 cc18.05 HP

Sprite:- 2-seater  wb: 8ft 1½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc 11.9 HP
TT Sprite 1.494 cc - discontinued

Blue Streak/16hp:-
"Riley 15 HP `Blue Streak' (the 8-90 is the `Silver Streak') model is powered by a 1726-cc four-cylinder engine having a bore of 80.5 mm., a stroke of 120 mm., and an R.A.C. horsepower rating of 16.07. In saloon form it costs £380. The engine has a number of details in common with the 1½-Litre, including the Riley hemispherical combustion chambers, a gear-driven oil pump and two camshafts high in the cylinder block. Unlike on older Riley car it is mounted in the chassis on four rubber blocks, has different crankshaft design and many other details. The chassis is shared with the 8-cylinder 8-90 model. The borg Warner gearbox has three speed and dual overdrive on third and second, giving effectively five ratios.
Five coachwork models are offered. Two saloons - Adelphi at £405, the Kestrel at £415, the Close Coupled Saloon is offered at £415, the Touring Saloon is priced at £385 and The Lynx Tourer."
Adelphi Saloon wb: 9ft 8½ in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 2443 cc16.07 HP - new model in September
Lynx Tourer wb: 9ft 8½ in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 2443 cc16.07 HP - new model in September
Touring Saloon wb: 9ft 8½ in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 2443 cc16.07 HP - new model in September
Close Coupled Saloon wb: 9ft 8½ in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 2443 cc16.07 HP - new model in September
Kestrel Saloon wb: 9ft 8½ in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 2443 cc16.07 HP - new model in September

1938/9


"In November 1937 it has been announced that the accounts for an eighteen month period ending 31st July 1937 would be made available and that they would reflect a trading loss. It had been hoped that the profits placed in reserve in previous years would cover that loss, but this proved insufficient. On 24th February 1938, Sir W. H. Peat K.B.E. was appointed Receiver and Manager of Riley (Coventry) Limited and continued to run the affairs of the Company. Attempts had been made to merge Riley with another Coventry car maker, Triumph, but with no success. In the meantime cars continued to be produced with the Victor offered with preselector gearbox now in both variants, 1½ litre and 9 h.p., priced at £325 In September of that year the company was sold to Lord Nuffield. The Riley (Coventry) Limited become Riley (Coventry) Successors Limited under the Nuffield banner. Assurances were given by Lord Nuffield that the characteristics of the Riley cars would be retained'. Lord Nuffield sold Riley to Morris Motors Limited and the 1939 models were announced: a six light saloon and a two door four seat drop-head with choice of four-cylinder 1½- and 2- litre engines only."

Nines:- 
Victor Saloon-wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1087 cc9.01 HP discontinued. The only Nine for 1938 it the Victor Saloon. Despite competitive price of £299 it did not enjoy much success.

1½-Litre  12/4
"The new cars for 1938 are the Victor Saloon and the Touring Saloon.
The Victor is an all-steel saloon, similar to its predecessor, the Merlin. Indeed, it is basically the same 8 ft. 10 in. wheelbase chassis. It was originally offered at the Motor Show with the options of 1½-Litre engine and dual overdrive gearbox or 9 h.p. engine and preselector gearbox. It has leather upholstery and the interior is trimmed with wooden door cappings and dashboard and costs £299.The Touring Saloon is built, like the Victor, by Briggs Motor Bodies Limited. It has the short chassis of 9 ft. 1 in. wheelbase which is also used for the Lynx. Basically, the new car is a Falcon with a boot accessible through a top-mounted lid. The spare wheel is mounted on the rear panel and is enclosed inside behind a metal cover. The price of this model is £345.The Adelphi, Kestrel and Lynx models all continue in production. The price in standard form are £375 for the Adelphi and £385 for the other two. Special Series and Sprite versions are still available at extra cost of £27 and £48 respectively. All of these models are available with a choice of preselector or dual-overdrive gearboxes at no difference in price.All the 1938 models use vertical chrome plated slats in the radiator shells, replacing the earlier honeycomb and the bonnet-side louvres has been deleted."
Kestrel Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP 
Adelphi Saloon 9ft 4½in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP 
Lynx Tourer 9ft 1in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP 
Touring  Saloon 9ft 1in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP 
Victor Saloon 8ft 10in wb: 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc11.9 HP 

15/6:-
Adelphi Saloon 9ft 8½in wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv 1726 cc14.3 HP

8/90:-
Adelphi  Saloon wb: 9ft 8 ½ in V8 cyl. 3 ohv 2178 cc18.05 HP - discontinued

Blue Streak/16hp:-?

Sprite:-
2-seater wb: 8ft 1½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv 1496 cc 11.9 HP   " The Sprite Two seater price has been increased by £25, putting it up to £450 with the choice of the standard preselector gearbox or the optional manual unit. Vast majority of the customers bought their Sprites with preselectors".

1939/40

Twelve:- 
new model: "Riley Twelve Model 29S Saloon has a four-cylinder 1496-cc (69 x 100 mm) OHV engine, four-speed gearbox and 9 ft wheelbase. It features several styling modifications. A drophead Coupé Model 29D is also available. Other 1939 Rileys are of the 16 HP type (saloon and drophead Coupé)." 
saloon,  new model: 12 HP (1496 cm³,)
drophead saloon 'Spirit' 12 HP (1496 cm³,)

Sixteen:-
Kestrel 16 HP (2443 cm³,) – new model:  

1940/41

"Riley Twelve of 1939/40 is one of two models offered, the other being the 16 HP Big Four. The Twelve, or 1½-Litre, has a 1496-cc (69 x 100 mm) four-cylinder engine of 11.9 HP rating. Prices are from £310 to £335."
end of production