Riley 9 Gloucester Special. (1933)

Riley 9 Gloucester Special

The Glocuester Special was a factory approved special launched in 1933. The car was sold exclusively through HJ Ripley & Co, with much of the modification work done by Boon & Porter. The engine had been tuned to give higher performance, with other modifications to the chassis. It was then clothed in a bespoke close-coupled 2-door 4-seater tourer body. This featured cut outs in the rear-hung doors, but of a different shape to the Lynx. The windscreen folded flat, leaving a pair of aero-screens, and there were no running boards on the car.
General consensus is that only one was ever built, and that for Jack Ripley himself, but it is possible that more were produced.



9hp 4 cyl ohv
Bore 60.3 stroke 95.2
compression 7:1
Capacity 1087 cc
60bhp at 6000rpm
Carburation 2 Solex
4-speed gearbox.
Top gear ratio 5.2:1





Wheelbase 9' (aprx 2730mm)
Track 3'11" (aprx 1180mm)
Length / width: various bodies
Tyres 27x4.40
Weight 17cwt


Max Speed 80mph


£375 (1933)