Riley Nine Brooklands
|Production||1927 to 1931|
|Body and chassis|
Riley Nine Brooklands', Great Britain from 1927 to 1931
The Riley Cycle Company of Coventry, Warwickshire, built their first car as a small single-cylinder voiturette with belt-drive. It did not enter production. In 1900 they began production in a modest way, building motor tricycles ; tricars with simple engines contiliued great Welsh driver-engineer J. G. Parry in production until 1907.
Later models used a Thomas was working on the Brooklands 1034 cc V -twin engine and it was this unit sports version of the Riley Nine, and after which powered the first four-wheeled Riley Parry Thomas died attacking the Land Speed cars. Through the twenties Rileys grew in Record at Pendine Sands in March 1927 the sophistication and performance and in 1927 work was continued by Reid Railton. there was even a supercharged version of the The Brooklands Nine became the epitome Redwing available of the British sports car, with low-slung and Then Percy Riley introduced his advanced rakish lines, an almost horizontal steering and sophisticated Nine model. The prototype column and flaring front wings.
The specialist Riley Nine was announced in the summer of firm of Thomson & Taylor assembled the 1926 and justifiably caused a sensation. Its first few cars actually at Brooklands, but Riley engine was a 1087 cc, 32 bhp four-cylinder unit later took over production themselves.
With in which the camshafts controlling valve high-compression pistons and high-lift cam opening were situated high in the engine flanks profiles the Brooklands' power was boosted but not overhead, actuating the inclined from the Touring Nine's 32 bhp to 50 bhp at valves through short pushrods, combined 5000 rpm. The Brooklands Nine could achieve with a cylinder head featuring hemispherical 80 mph easily, making it a true match for the combustion chambers—known as the 'PR French Salmson and Amilcar opposition, Head' after Percy Riley himself. This unit and it was to achieve a long and noble record was to remain the basis of Riley production of competition success. until as late as 1957. By the end of 1926 the Non-standard approach to the TT in demonstrated during Ille 1928 lace by this Riley Nine.