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RILEY SPRITE

2-seater sports.

Last of the Riley sports cars, and not so elegant as the MPH/Imp - lines were spoilt by the heavy wings and fencer's mask grille, but still an attractive car. Engine was a special version of the 12/4, with different cams, magneto ignition, a bigger capacity sump and new water pump, while later cars had a cross-flow head. 85mph possible, the frame a la MPH (underslung at the rear, overslung at the front), there was extensive use of lightweight racing parts, and 13ins Girling drums were used. Now much sought after, and racing versions won the '35 and '36 TTs in Fred Dixon's hands.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1496cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1938  
Number produced:
n/a