Riley 2˝ Maltby Redfern Tourer. (1937-38)

As unique as the Big Four Lynx, only one chassis was bodied by an outside company. Little is known of the origin of this vehicle, but the body is thought to be unique (whilst based on a standard Maltby design, which was fitted to other manufacturers chassis). The vehicle has survived to the present day, but is still a bit of a mystery.
The body is an open 4 door, 4 seater tourer, registered EKT335. It has a very early automatic (hydraulic) system for raising or lowering the canvas roof, which sits above the projecting rear trunk when folded. The grille and bonnet sides are standard Riley Big 4 in style, but perhaps uniquely to late Riley's, the spare wheel sits in a recess in the nearside front wing, rather than at the rear.

Link: Details from Bonhams Auction, December 2012

Chassis Type: 38BX


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


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




Girling mechanical rod with wedge operated shoes
16" Drums.


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


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


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