RILEY MOTOR CARS -
as Old as the Industry, as modern as the Hour
Of the 6 models listed here, The Silverstone is possibly the most well known, with its lightweight body and distinctive headlamps-behind-the-grille styling. It was also the fastest, although I have not yet found difinitive performance figures for it - maybe there aren't any.
Remarkably Healey was able to get a 16bhp (18%) advantage over Riley in 1946, and it wasn't until the 1954 Pathfinder that Riley (BMC) managed to beat this. The quoted 106bhp for the Silverstone is thought to be on the detuned road-going version, it has been suggested that Healey may have acheived over 125bhp for the racing versions - all from a relatively standard Riley block!