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RILEY BIG FOUR

Adelphi saloon, touring saloon, close-coupled saloon, Kestrel saloon, Lynx tourer.

One of the most underrated cars of the thirties, and definitely one of Riley's best. The four-cylinder engine endowed the saloons with near 90mph top speed and acceleration to match, the gearbox was of the dual overdrive type, giving five ratios in all, and there was a new and suitable massive seven X-member frame. Other features included Jackall hydraulic system, bolt-on wire wheels, Luvax hydraulic dampers and 15ins Girling  brakes. The Kestrel saloon looks even better on this chassis, and the one Lynx that was built survives.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2443cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1937 to 1938  
Number produced:
n/a