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Midland Motor Bodies

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1913 Four of the Riley brothers started a new business focused on manufacturing entire automobiles - Riley Motor Manufacturing Co. This was located near Percy Riley's Riley Engine Co. The first new model, the 17/30, was introduced at the London Motor Show that year.

1918 Riley Motor Manufacturing Co came under the control of Allan Riley to become Midland Motor Bodies, a coachbuilder for Riley

1931 The Riley Engine Co and Midland Motor Bodies were taken over by the Riley company. Victor Riley was Chairman. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times of Friday, Nov 13, 1931