home
cars by country
UK cars
Riley history
Riley Brooklands
Riley Imp
Riley 15/6 mph
Riley RM series
Riley RM roadster
Prewar specifications
RM Riley specifications


Riley Brooklands
 


 

The Brooklands originated as a limited production special based on the riley 9, started by JG Parry, and continued by Reid Railton.

The chassis was shortened by 15", the rear end of the chassis was re-jigged so that the rear members were only 12" apart at one point. The ratio of the rear axle was slightly increased, and a new, smaller radiator was used. In the engine, High Compression Pistons, and special camshafts were fitted. The car was also fitted with 2 Carbs. The result was 50bhp at 5000rpm. The bucket seats were dropped to within 6" of the ground, and an undershield was fitted along the whole length of the car.

At the 1927 BARC race, the Brooklands prototype came first, winning by a mile, at an average of 91.4mph.

 

ENGINE

TRANSMISSION

9hp 4 cyl ohv
Bore 60.3 stroke 95.2
compression 6.5:1
Capacity 1087 cc
42bhp at 3600rpm
50bhp at 5000rpm
Carburation 2SU / 2 Zenith / 2 Solex
4-speed gearbox.
Top gear ratio 4.77:1

SUSPENSION

DIMENSIONS

Semi-elliptic Wheelbase 7'7.5" - 8' (aprx 2430mm)
Track 3'11.75" (aprx 1200mm)
Length / width: various bodies
Tyres 4.5x19
Weight 10 - 15.75cwt

PRICE

395

PERFORMANCE

Max speed 80mph