Riley 9 Victor. (1938)

1938 Riley 9 Victor
The Victor was the last version of the famous Riley 9 design. Launched several months after the final '9' had been discontinued it was part of Rileys attempt to stay afloat.
The car was essentially the same as the Victor 1½, with the smaller 9 engine under the same Briggs Bodywork. The engine was mounted slightly further forward than before to improve front legroom. By the time it was launched, Briggs had already turned over to production of the revised 'Touring Saloon' body, suggesting that this was a desparate attempt to clear some of the older, stockpiled, bodies.

The car failed to sell well, partly because of the price (£299) being the same for both models, and people chose the more powerful 1½ model. It was withdrawn early in 1938 when the receivers were called in. No more than 60 are thought to have been built, perhaps less.

Chassis Type: 68V



9hp 4 cyl ohv
Bore 60.3 stroke 95.2
compression 5.2:1
Capacity 1087 cc
42bhp at 3600rpm
Carburation Zenith
4-speed pre-selector 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