Riley 2.5 litre RMC
1948-1951, 507 produced.
Roadster,2 doors,3 seats
In 1948 Riley introduced a roadster bodied version of its successful 2.5 litre RMB saloon, the new car was known as the Riley RMC. The RMC was aimed at the profitable US market, which was crying out for British sports cars, particularly powerful ones. The RMC featured a low slung, two door, three seater roadster body complete with rather unusual looking bumpers (which had 4 overriders) known as "cowcatchers".
The 2.5 litre twin-cam engine produced a healthy 100bhp, which unfortunately was coupled to a sluggish column gearchange to aid three-abreast seating. Towards the end of its life, a few RMC roadsters found their way onto the British market, production finally ended in 1951.
Buyers Guide Riley RM featured in Practical Classics June 1996 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
|2443cc||S4 OHV||Riley S4 OHV||81mm x 120mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|91 mph||19 s||0 s||20 mpg||0 bhp 0|