Riley 15/6 Kestrel. (1935)

The 15/6 Kestrel was originally launched in 1935 with a choice of Falcon or 4-light Kestrel bodywork. Initially the Falcon was the better seller, but the ever popular Kestrel was not far behind. For 1936, the Kestrel gained the new 6-light saloon body, which soldiered on to the bitter end.
The 15/6 Kestrel would have been well appointed inside, as befitted the top of the range cars. Outside, the body was the same as that already fitted to the 12 and 14/6 models, and visually similar to the 9 and 12/4 too, except for the longer bonnet and generally larger shape.

Chassis Types: 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 £380