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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Riley: 2.5-Litre

From Graces Guide
1950. From British Motor Cars 1950/51.
1950. From British Motor Cars 1950/51.

RILEY 2.5-LITRE SALOON AND COUPE

The Riley 2.5-Litre is in the 100 m.p.h. class and is produced in three attractive and elegant versions. The Saloon is in typically English style, well appointed and upholstered in real leather.

The Drophead Coupe version is a two-door four or five-seater with a manually operated hood. It is specially designed to meet conditions encountered in varying climates and is fitted with a heater as standard. Colour schemes for this Coupe and the Saloon are the same as for the 1.5-Litre model.

The third version is a three-seat (side-by-side) Roadster evolved for the more exacting sporting owner-driver and for the motorist overseas. A special feature is the long-range 20-gallon fuel tank. Colour schemes include Clipper blue with beige upholstery, red with beige or red and ivory with red or green.

ENGINE. Type: 2.5-litre. Cylinders: 4. Bore X Stroke: 80.5 mm. X 120 mm. Maximum b.h.p. 100 at 4,500 r.p.m.

PERFORMANCE. Maximum speed: 96.2 m.p.h. Fuel consumption: 18-24 m.p.g.

DIMENSIONS Length: 15 ft. 6 ins. Height: 4 ft. 11.5 ins. Width: 5 ft. 3.5 ins. Wheelbase: 9 ft. 11 ins. Track: 4 ft. 4.25 ins. Weight: 3,136 lbs. Fuel capacity: 12.5 gallons. Tyre size: 6.00 X 16.

BRAKES. Girling hydro-mechanical.

PRICE. £958 plus £266.17.2 Purchase Tax. Total: £1,224.17.2.

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