Overview
Produced: 1959-1961, 10940 produced.
Types: 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.

Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1489ccS4 OHVBMC B-Series73.025mm x 89mm
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
88 mph20.6 s27 mpg
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
044 Riley Sprite 1.5 Litre 2 Seater Sports (1935) H&H Sales Limited 7 May 2003 Not sold
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