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RILEY 1½-LITRE

Falcon saloon, Kestrel saloon, Merlin saloon, Adelphi saloon, Continental Touring saloon, Lynx tourer.

The famous Harry Rose penned engine, still following Riley design principles, and destined for over 20 years of production. Engine had three mains and coil ignition, was mated to a preselector 'box, there was a new frame with cruciform bracing, and Girling rod brakes. Automatic Bijur chassis lubrication was standard, the 51ins wide track chassis came in for '36 on the Adelphi, Continental and the six-light Kestrel models, and there were three wheelbases: 109ins, 106ins and 112ins. All were available with a Sprite type engine, giving 80mph capability.

 

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1496cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1935 to 1938  
Number produced:
n/a