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Overview

Produced: 1959-1961, 10940 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Riley 4/68

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

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