Riley RMF. (1952-53)

The RMF was the same to the RME as the RMB was to the RMA, in other words a longer chassis, bigger engine, and pale blue Riley badges! Finally launched early in 1952, the RMF is said to be the last real Riley to be launched, although the Pathfinder is essentially also pre-BMC.
Although the RMF was only built for about 20 months, it sold comparatively well (1050 were built), and is acclaimed as probably the best post-war Riley. It was replaced in 1953 by the Pathfinder (RMH).


High camshafts and push-rod 90-deg ohv
2443cc 16hp 4cyl
Bore 80.5mm Stroke 120mm
100bhp at 4,000rpm
Compression ratio 6.8:1
Carburation 2 H4 SU


Four-speed gearbox, Synchro on 2nd,3rd,4th.
Overall gear ratios:
15.0, 2nd 8.86,
3rd 5.83, 4th 4.11
Reverse 15.0


Independent front suspension with twin wishbones, torsion bars and hydraulic telescopic dampers. Semi Elliptic at rear


Girling Hydro-mechanical.
11in diameter brake drums.


0-50mph 11.9sec
Standing ╝mile 21.1secs
Max Speed 91mph
Fuel Consumption 19.6mpg


Wheelbase 9'11" (aprx 4010mm)
Track 4'4.5" (aprx 1320mm)
Length 15'6" (aprx 4710mm)
Width 5'2.5" (aprx 1560mm)
Height 4'11.5" (aprx 1480mm)
Turning Circle 36'
Weight 28cwt
Fuel Tank