RILEY - V8 PRODUCTION FIGURESas Old as the Industry, as modern as the Hour
Total Riley 8/90 & Autovia ProductionRiley were involved in the production of two V8 engined cars, the Riley 8/90, and the Riley-built Autovia Cars. Total production was about 37 8/90s and 44 Autovias. Annual production figures for the 8/90 are loosely as follows:
|Model Year||Production||Chassis Nos|
For some reason, the 1938 models were launched early and so retained the 87x series - although as 88E had previously been used in the early 1930s for Edinburgh and Winchester models this may have been to avoid any confusion.
Autovia cars did not change prefix for different years, so there is little hope of providing any annual breakdown of production, but as they were only produced for around 18 months this is less of a problem.
Model by ModelAlthough no precise records remain, it is still possible to collate details of known cars, and so suggest total production figures for each V8 model.
Below is a list of how many of each body were probably built on the two V8 Chassis.
|Adelphi 8/90||86A; 87A||18||1||17||35|
|Kestrel 8/90||86K; 87K||-||-||-||2|