Riley 1933

Nine  
Short Six  
Long Six  
MPH - new model
Imp - new model in October
Grebe Six - 1 ex.

Great Britain

Motor SportOctober 1932
Sports cars for 1933.

Riley (Coventry) Ltd., Coventry.
9 h.p. : 4 cyl., 60.3 x 95.2 mm., 1,089 c.c., 8.9 h.p.
12 h.p. : 6 cyl., 57 x 95.2 mm., 1,458 c.c., 11.9 h.p.
14 h.p. : 6 cyl., 60.3 x 95.2 mm., 1,633 c.c., 13.9 h.p.
Stand No. 59.
A new model, the 12 h.p. has been introduced for 1933, and is a smaller edition of the 14 h.p. car. The only other alterations in the range are in the bodywork, which is now more elaborate.
PRICES.
Saloon, tourer and 2 seater, 9 h.p., £298; 12 h.p., £338; 14 h.p., £365.
Special series (2 carburettor engine on 9 h.p., 3 carburettor on 12 h.p. and 14 h.p., £17, £60 and £60 extra respectively).
Motor SportApril 1933
Motor SportOctober 1933
Olympia Show guide to 1934 cars

Riley (Coventry), Ltd., Coventry
9 h.p. 4 cyl., 60.3 x 95.2, 1,089 c.c., 8.9 h.p. Tax £9. Pushrod o.h.v., 4 speed gearbox. Wheelbase 8' 11". Track 4'. Prices, Monaco saloon, Lincock coupe, Lynx tourer and Drophead coupe £298 each, or £325 with pre-selectagears ; special series chassis (two carburetter engine) 17 extra. Other special series models, Kestrel saloon and Falcon saloon £325 each; Imp 2/4 seater £298, pre-selectagear models £352 and £325 respectively.
12 h.p. 6 cyl. 57 x 95.2, 1,458 c.c., 12 h.p. Tax £12. Pushrod o.h.v. 4 speed gearbox. Wheelbase 9' 6". Track 4'. Prices, Mentone saloon, Lincock coupe, Lynx tourer and Drophead coupe £348 each, Kestrel saloon £358, pre-selectagear prices £375 and £385 respectively, special series chassis (three-carburetter engine) £60 extra. The above models are obtainable with 6/14 h.p. engines at an extra charge of £27.
14 h.p. 6 cyl., 60,3 a 95.2, 1,633 c.c., 13.9 h.p. Tax £14. Pushrod o.h.v. 4 speed gearbox. Wheelbase 9' 6". Track 4'. Prices, Alpine saloon £375, pre-selectagear model £402, Special series chassis (three-carburetter engine) £60 extra. Long wheelbase model, wheelbase 10' 6", track 4' 8". Prices, Stelvio saloon £398, pre-selectagear model £425, Special series chassis £60 extra. Winchester saloon £448, limousine £460, pre-selectagear models £475 and £487 respectively. Edinburgh saloon £498, limousine £510. The Edinburgh models have "Flexoil" transmission made under Salerni Patents.
No basis alterations are announced in the Riley range for 1934, the three models of 9, 12 and 14 h.p. being retained. All three, however, have improved power-to-weight ratios, one shot lubrication, improved coachwork, while certain models have pre-selectagears as optional. This latter device, working in conjunction with an automatic clutch, provides that the drive is not taken up by the clutch until a certain engine speed (approx. 500 r.p.m.) is attained.
 

Nine
9 h.p.

wb: 8ft 10½in 4 cyl. 2 ohv
1087 cc
9.01 HP
 
Saloon Monaco  
Saloon Falcon  
Saloon Kestrel  
Coupé Lincock  
Coupé Ascot - discontinued
Tourer Lynx  
Coupé Trinity - discontinued
Sports March Special - discontinued

   

The new Nine range was introduced in the autumn last year. There are eight models available: three saloons, two coupes, a tourer and two specials: the Trinity and the March Special.
The Trinity built by Meredith Coachcraft Limited has a clever sliding panel which allows to convert the car from an open Two Seater to an open Four Seater and to a Closed Coupe.
The March Special is the only sporting car available in the entire Riley range. It is built by John Charles & Sons of Kew and fitted with 5 in. speedometer and revolution counter and offered on the 9 h.p Special Series and 12 h.p. six-cylinder chassis.
The Special Series models now features a two-carburetter engine and costs only £17 extra.

Nine Monaco Saloon 9 HP model is in production form 1930. The four-cylinder pushrod OHV engine develops 27 bhp and is of 1089-cc capacity.

Nine Falcon Saloon

Nine March Special

Nine Lynx Two-Door Four-Seat Tourer

Nine Lincock Coupe

Nine Trinity Coupe with the hood lowered.

Nine Trinity Coupe with the hood erected.

Nine Kestrel Saloon

Riley patended roof-door used on Falcon and Lincock.

Model '34.
 

Six
12 h.p. and 14 h.p.

  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv
1458 cc
12.01 HP
6 cyl. 2 ohv
1633 cc
13.5 HP
 
Alpine Saloon 9ft 6in -  
Kestrel Saloon 9ft 6in  
Lyncock Fixed Head Coupé 9ft 6in  
Ascot Drophead Coupé 9ft 6in  
Lynx Four-Seater Tourer 9ft 6in  
Mentone Saloon 9ft 6in -  
Stelvio Saloon 10ft 0in -  
Sportsman’s Fabric Coupé 10ft 0in - - discontinued
Winchester Saloon 10ft 0in -  
Winchester Limousine 10ft 0in -  
Edinburgh Saloon 10ft 0in -  
Edinburgh Limousine 10ft 0in - - discontinued
March Special 9ft 6in - - discontinued
Gamecock * 9ft 6in -  
* three special 6-cylinder chassis fitted with Gamecock bodies.

   


Kestrel Saloon

Stelvio Saloon

Winchester Limousine

Mentone Saloon

Edinburgh Saloon

14/6 Tourer

14/6 Lynx
 

Grebe

wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv
1486 cc
13.5 HP
 
8ft 6in 2-seater - prototype (only 1 built)

   

The Grebe has three SU carburettors as standard with four or sic available et extra cost a coil ignition, cable operated brakes and the catalogue price is £595.
 

Imp

           
    2/4-seater     - prototype at Olympia Show

   

 

  wb: 6 cyl. 2 ohv
1486 cc
13.5 HP
     
  8ft 1½in TT Six      

   

GP Races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
26.02.1933 Swedish Winter GP 1 1 0 9 Torell Nine dnf
14.07.1933 Mannin Moar       4 Raymond Mays 1500/6  
Other races:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
11.03.1933 Brooklands Second Sprint Handicap - - -   H. C. Dobbs 1,089 c.c. 3rd  
11.03.1933 Brooklands Junior Mountain Handicap - - -   P. M. Walters 1,089 c.c. 1st  
            J. Eason Gibson 1,089 c.c. 3rd  
11.03.1933 Brooklands Fourth Sprint Handicap - - -   W. Dixon 1,089 c.c. 1st  
06.05.1933 International Trophy 4 3 0   W. A. Cuthbert 1,089 c.c. dnf  
05.06.1933 Brooklands Second Mountain Handicap - - -   K. Rayson 1,089 c.c. 2nd  
05.06.1933 Brooklands Junior Long Handicap - - -   C. G. M. Boote 1,089 c.c. 1st  
    - - -   W. A. Cuthbert 1,089 c.c. 2nd  
France 17.06.1933 24h Le Mans 3 2 1 30 Becke/Peacock 9 Brooklands 4th 1st 751-1100; 1st perf. ind.
01.07.1933 India Trophy (British Empire Trophy) 3 2 2   H. G. Dobbs 1,089 c.c. 4th  
12.07.1933 Mannin Beg 4 2 1 7 F.W. Dixon 1089 c.c. 1st  
Australian 200 mile Grand Prix           Nine 1st  
02.09.1933 Tourist Trophy             6th  
                8th  

Tourist Trophy

Tourist Trophy chassis.

Le Mans.

J.V. Bolster at B.A.R.C. Closing Meeting at Brooklands.

Mannin Beg race winner, F. W. Dixon.
Class G Records Brooklands; Riley 9; 50 km. to 200 km. - 100.18 m.p.h. to 110.67 m.p.h.
Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
21-25.01.1933 Rallye Monte Carlo 10   4 27 Dennison   19th (→1500 9th)
          40 Gough   20th (Ladies Cup 2nd)
          19 Maltby   28th
          17 Cremetti   29th
14-18.03.1933 R.A.C. Rally         G. Dennison 1089 cc Class III 1st
            J. Hobbs 1089 cc Class III 4th
            V.E. Leverett 1089 cc Class III 5th
            Miss D.C.N. Champney 1089 cc Class III 6th
                Class III 7th
                Class III 8th
                Class III 9th
R.S.A.C. 1000 Mile Rally             Class 1st
                Class 2nd
                Class 3rd
                Class 6th
International Alpine Trial             Group 4 1st
                Group 4 2nd
                Group 4 3rd
Motor Sport February 1933

Mrs. Montague-Johnson checks over the equipment of her Riley. (RMC)