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Riley 1.5 litre RMA

Overview

Produced: 1945-1952, 10504 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
1949 Riley RMA

Riley launched its new post-war RM saloon models in late 1945, possible due to development work which had carried on during WWII, smallest of the range was the 1.5 RMA. The RMA had all the "right" Riley ingredients including a twin camshaft 1496cc engine and traditional style coachwork mounted on a separate chassis.

The Riley had very pleasing lines, often finished in two-tone paint and always with a fabric covered roof. The saloon offered reasonable interior space and sumptuous leather and wood trim. Unfortunately due to its size and weight the RMA suffered from a leisurely performance with a top speed of around 75mph. An improved RME version of this 1.5 litre saloon arrived in 1952 after some 10,500 RMA's had been built. 

Buyers Guide Riley RM featured in Practical Classics June 1996 – available from our sister site Bookbase.  Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1496ccS4 OHV

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
81 mph25.1 s0 s26 mpg0 bhp 0

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