Riley 2 Adelphi. (1937-39)

The Adelphi proved to be the most popular body on the Big 4 chassis, accounting for over half of production. The body was essentially that already in use on the 15/6 and indeed 8/90 chassis. It was an elegant and spacious 6-light 5 seater saloon, capable of over 80mph with the 2L engine. It also formed the basis of the 1939 16hp 'Saloon' which followed after the Nuffield takeover.

Chassis Types 38AX

ENGINE

4cyl ohv
RAC rating 16.07hp
Bore 80.5 Stroke 120
Compression Ratio 6.1:1
Capacity 2443 cc
82bhp at 4300rpm
Carburation SU / Zenith

TRANSMISSION

3-speed dual overdrive gearbox.
3rd o/d Gear ratio 3.97:1
3rd g/r 5.5:1
2nd o/d g/r 6.15:1
2nd g/r 8.25:1
1st g/r 14.3:1
Reverse 17.87:1

SUSPENSION

Semi-Elliptic

BRAKES

Girling mechanical rod with wedge operated shoes
16" Drums.

PERFORMANCE

0-50mph 14.9secs
Max speed 87mph
Fuel Consumption 25/34mpg

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase 9'8.5" (aprx 2930mm)
Track 4'3" (aprx 1290mm)
Length 14'11" (aprx 4510mm)
Width 5'3" (aprx 1580mm)
Fuel Tank 11 galls
Wheels Magna wire 3.25x18"
Tyres 5.25x18
Weight 29cwt

PRICE

405