Riley 15/6 Lynx. (1936-37)

Some records suggest that the Lynx was a late addition to the 15/6 range, unusually not having been made available from launch. However, some 44T 15/6 cars have been identified, which (unless they are later conversions / specials) suggests that the car may have been availble to special order from the beginning.
It is unclear what caused the delay in the official launch, as the chassis was not so dissimilar from the 14/6 which had carried the Lynx body for several years. However, once launched the Lynx 15/6 proved to be a slow seller, with the general trend away from open cars to closed saloons, and so it was dropped within a year, although again a few later cars may have slipped out as special orders.

Chassis Types 44T, 46L


6cyl ohv
RAC rating 14.3hp
Bore 62 Stroke 95.2
Firing Order1, 5, 3, 6, 2, 4.
Capacity 1726cc
51bhp at 4500rpm
Carburation Zenith


4-speed 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


46L £375