1959-1961, 10940 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
In 1959 the final member of the confusing BMC/Farina saloon range made its debut appearance, the Riley 4/68. The 4/68 shared its bodyshell and tuned, twin carb, B-Series engine with the MG Magneette (Farina), which was actually built alongside it at the Cowley factory.
Obviously the Riley had a few detail trim differences to distinguish it from its Austin/Morris/Wolseley/MG siblings, these consisted of badges, Riley grille and a comprehensive wood facia panel (with rev counter!).
The 4/68 really was the "beginning of the end" for the famous Riley marque, offering little in driving enjoyment compared to earlier models. Despite its wallowy handling and uninspiring performance the Riley 4/68 sold well before being replaced by the 4/72 in 1961.
|1489cc||S4 OHV||BMC B-Series||73.025mm x 89mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|88 mph||20.6 s||27 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|044||Riley Sprite 1.5 Litre 2 Seater Sports (1935)||H&H Sales Limited||7 May 2003||Not sold|