Russells Vehicle Management and Towing recently collected a pristine pre-WW2 classic 1934 Riley Lynx tourer for onward shipment to Australia. The classic 1934 Riley Lynx was collected from Kent and delivered to a freight forwarder for delivery by sea next week on a cargo ship bound for Australia.
Founded in Coventry in 1890 William Riley's Riley Cycle Company produced bicycles and later motorcycles. Son Percy Riley built his first prototype quadricycle in 1899. However it wasn't until 1903 when Percy Riley and his other four brothers combined their resources to form the Riley Engine Company building and supplying engines for their father's business. Their first automobile, the Vee-Twin Tourer was produced in 1905. William abandoned motorcycle and cycle manufacturing to concentrate on cars but in 1912 changed the company name to Riley Coventry ltd, concentrating on supplying wire spoke wheels.
In 1913 Percy's Riley Engine Company produced their first viable car, the Riley17/30. After WW1 the Riley companies were restructured, along with other Riley companies formed by the brothers all combining to produce automobiles, and around this time Riley's Blue Diamond Badge designed by Harry Rush, also appeared, along with the motto 'As old as the industry, as modern as the moment'.
The Riley Brooklands was one of the most successful works and privateer racing cars of the late 1920s and early 1930s, particularly in Hill Climbs and at Le Mans.Between 1907 and 1969 the Riley Motors Companies produced 37 different cars, starting with the Riley 9 and ending with the Riley Kestrel /1100 /1300 based on the Austin Morris 1300 / 1100 with different variants. Many original racing Rileys regularly compete in VSCC events (the Vintage Sports Car Club) and pre-war racing 'specials' continue to be created from derelict or tired saloons.
Typical for Riley were compact sport-roadster, just like the Riley Lynx. The Lynx was Riley's most popular tourer body. Available as either a 2- or 4-door body, although the 2-door was only available on the first few Nines and 6-cylinder cars. By 1934, the new 4-door body was being fitted to all cars, offering much more practicality to owners. The model remained as a listed production model on both the 12/4 and 16/4 chassis until the very end of Riley independence, although it is thought that the last 12/4 Lynx was built sometime in mid 1937, and there was only ever one 16/4 built - see that models page for details. The Riley Lynx 4 door tourer was produced from 1933 to 1936 The Riley 14/6 was a mid size car and Lynx was a bodystyle of the 14/6, an open tourer. In 1934 a Preselector gearbox was offered for £27 extra. With a topspeed of 130kph and a displacement of 1633cc the 1934 classic Riley Lynx was well regarded.
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