Riley 15/6 Falcon. (1935-36)

The original 15/6 Falcon was of the traditional coachbuilt model, and very similar to that offered on the 12/6 and indeed the earlier 14/6 cars. It was revised for 1936, but nevertheless, the original proved to be by far the better seller of the two. Available for just one year, it was one of the more upright models offered on the 15/6 chassis, and intended to be the standard saloon, replacing the now ageing Stelvio, whilst the Kestrel was more sporty.
The Falcon design was already well-established by 1935, and proved to be the new 15/6s best seller in 1935. As the effective range topper, it would have been well appointed inside for its day, but the following year it was displaced at the top by the arrival of the new Adelphi, and indeed the 8/90 range.

Chassis Type 44T


6cyl ohv
RAC rating 14.3hp
Bore 62 Stroke 95.2
Firing Order 1, 5, 3, 6, 2, 4.
Capacity 1726cc
51bhp at 4500rpm
Carburation Zenith


4-speed Armstrong Siddeley Preselector gearbox.
Top gear ratio 5.5:1
3rd g/r 7.84:1
2nd g/r 11.64:1
1st g/r 20.09:1
reverse 25.19:1




Girling Mechanical rod with wedge operated shoes
13" Drums


0-50mph 13.5 secs
Standing Quarter Mile 21.4secs
Max speed 85mph
Fuel Consumption 18mpg


Wheelbase 9'4.5" (aprx 2830mm)
Track 4' (aprx 1200mm)
Length 14'11.5" (aprx 4540mm)
Width 4'11.5" (aprx 1500mm)
Fuel Tank 10 galls.
Wheels Dunlop centre lock wire 3.0x18"
Tyres 4.75x18
Weight 24.5cwt


44T £365