Riley 9 2-seater. (1927-29)

Riley built a variety of 2 seater bodies on the Nine chassis in the early years, but without identifying body names it has proven difficult to differentiate them accurately. The only open car in the first year of Nine production was a 4 seater, but with success proven the range was expanded for 1928 with a 2 seater and Dickey Seat open car, amongst others. It would seem that this model was available for 2 years with little change to the design, before being replaced by a revised 2 seater model for 1930.
The car was very similar to the other Riley 9s of the era at the front, the main difference between the 2 and 4 seater tourers lying behind the front seats, where in place of the rear doors and second row of seats there was a bulkhead, then a curving tail which housed the Dickey Seat. Such occasional seats were once fashionable, despite the lack of weather protection at the rear, as it gave the show of a 2 seater when required. It would appear that the body was clad in fabric to start with, although metal became an option.



9hp 4 cyl ohv
Bore 60.3 stroke 95.2
compression 5.2:1
Capacity 1087 cc
42bhp at 3600rpm
Carburation Zenith
4-speed gearbox.
Top gear ratio 5.2:1





Wheelbase 9' (aprx 2730mm)
Track 3'11" (aprx 1180mm)
Length / width: various bodies
Tyres 21x5.25
Weight 17cwt