Riley Pathfinder (RMH). (1953-57)
Riley Pathfinder (RLY999) Prototype?
The car was launched in 1953, and sold 5152 examples until 1957, but didn't reach BMC's expectations. One problem was that the Riley and Wolseley models both had different engines, gearboxes and trim, making the car overly expensive to produce.
This resulted in a minor facelift, and the insertion of the BMC C-series 2.6, 6-cylinder engine, instead of Riley's Big-Four engine. This created the Two-Point-Six of 1957.
ENGINEHigh camshafts and push-rod 90-deg ohv
2443cc 16hp 4cyl
Bore 80.5mm Stroke 120mm
110bhp at 4,400rpm
Compression ratio 7.25:1
Carburation 2 H4 SU
TRANSMISSIONOverall gear ratios.
1st 13.59:1 2nd 8.45:1
3rd 5.88:1 4th 4.1:1
Overdrive available from March 1956.
Automatic from Summer '56.
SUSPENSIONIndependent Torsion Beam Front
Semi Elliptic Rear
(Some Early models had coil sprung rear.)
BRAKESServo-assisted hydraulic brakes
Standing ╝mile 20.8secs
Max Speed 100mph
Fuel Consumption 19.5mpg
DIMENSIONSWheelbase 9'5.5" (aprx 2880mm)
Length 15'3.5" (aprx 4640mm)
Width 5'7" (aprx 1680mm)
Height 5' (aprx 1500mm)
Turning Circle 35'6"