Riley 9 San Remo. (1927-29)

By the 1927 Motor Show, the Riley 9 range had been extended, a new saloon added to the range. The San Remo was the cheapest of the two saloons on offer, at £265, but this reflected the fact that it was actually a more standard design. Visually similar to the Monaco, the car sat higher, both from the ground and in the height of the body. It was Fabric bodied, with 4 centrally hinged doors, and Grey Moquette upholstery.

The car doesn't seem to have sold particularly well, and after just two years it was replaced by the more upmarket Biarritz saloon, which proved to be a much greater success. Just one example of the San Remo has been identified, making it almost impossible to project a production figure.



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 27x4.40
Weight 17cwt