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RILEY 16 HP

Saloon, Kestrel saloon, drophead saloon.

At least Nuffields had the grace to offer the 16hp chassis with a body that was attractive, the Kestrel, which even had wire wheels. '39 versions had louvred bonnets, '40 cars had no bonnet side trim. The 116ins wheelbase frame was effectively a lengthened 12hp chassis, the four speed 'box was fitted, the engine was a modified Big Four, but such features as a floor mounted dipswitch, the cam and roller steering and umbrella handle handbrake didn't meet with approval from the purists.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2443cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1939 to 1940  
Number produced:
n/a