RILEY SPECS - GUIDE

as Old as the Industry, as modern as the Hour
Over the years Riley produced a huge variety of models, and after the introduction of the '9' in 1926/7, many of the body styles, if not the actual bodies, were fitted to several of the available chassis. Below are links to some of the pertinent pages to explore these models fully.

Prewar All Models (1896-1916)

Riley 10.8 & 11/40 (1919-1928)
Riley 11.9 & 12 (1925-1928)


Chassis Numbers | Riley Body Models

Production Figures | Year by Year Figures

Nine (1926-1938)
The smallest and by far the most succesful Riley Model before the war. Production neared 30,000, including the famous Brooklands model.

Riley Nine Model Guide | General Specification | Production Figures

14/6 (1929-1934)
The first of the 6-cylinder models, and the one with the longest production run, replaced by the larger 15/6 models.

Riley 14/6 Model Guide | General Specification | Production Figures

12/6 (1932-1935)
A smaller engined version of the 14/6, and the one with the shortest production run. It was replaced by the 12/4 models.

Riley 12/6 Model Guide | General Specification | Production Figures

15/6 (1935-1938)
The largest 6 cylinder model, replacing the 14/6 models, and itself phased out in favour of the new 16/4 models.

Riley 15/6 Model Guide | General Specification | Production Figures

12/4 (1934-1938)
The 12/4 was also known as the 1Ż Litre, with the engine surviving for the postwar RM series.

Riley 12/4 Model Guide | General Specification | Production Figures

16/4 (1937-1938)
The 16/4 was also known as the Big Four or the 2ŻLitre, again the engine survived for the postwar RM series.

Riley 16/4 Model Guide | General Specification | Production Figures

8/90 & Autovia (1936-1938)
The 8/90 was the V8 model, using two Riley Nine blocks. The Autovia was a new brand launched using Riley components.

Riley 8/90 Model Guide | General Specification | Production Figures

Nuffield (1939-1941)
The immediate prewar 12/4 and 16/4, or 12 & 16hp models, built under the control of Nuffield.

Nuffield Rileys Model Guide | General Specification | Production Figures


Riley RMs (1945-1957)
BMC Rileys (1957-1969)

ERA & Healey