Marques : Riley


Riley was one of Britiain’s pioneering car companies in the late 19th Century, and experienced its greatest success during the 1920s and ’30s. Financial difficulties saw it become part of the vast Nuffield Group in 1938, and following years of decline within BMC, it was all over by the end of the 1960s…   A […]

Archive : The end of Riley

The DAILY EXPRESS reports on the demise of Riley. Mr George Turnbull managing director of the Austin -Morris division, said: “We are not contemplating taking action with any other marques in the foreseeable future… The decision to drop the Riley marque has not been taken lightly and is based on sound economic and business considerations. […]

Archive : End of the line for Riley

British Leyland will stop making Riley cars from today. “With less than 1 per cent of the home market, they are not viable”, the company said last night. The decision will end 60 years of motoring history. No other marques in the British Leyland stable are likely to suffer the same fate ” in the […]