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Riley Edinburgh. . . . another a 5-seater limousine ...
None located at present
The new Edinburgh 5-
The Edinburgh helpfully used the 88E chassis designation as did the Winchester. As they are almost identical except for trim and a few bits this then becomes the normal Riley conundrum as with the late remaining San Remo which is a Monaco minus boot plus artillery wheels . As it was available for a two year span and older references to the Edinburgh as using 88E to 263 suggests that 263 were constructed but living ones have yet to be found. Also if located sans paperwork unless the cushions/seats are in Edinburgh format it cannot be verified exactly
The car was built in two forms the de-luxe limousine ( with glass chauffeur divider) or the saloon on the 14/6 chassis with six light coachwork , four doors, and blinds for all winding windows ( except the front two dooors ). Inside it was fitted with folding tables and folding footrests built into the back of the bench front seats. Upholstered with the normal pneumatic cushions plus velvet down filled ones, interior lighting plus all bells and whistles for a Jazz Age car. The Edinburgh came as a saloon for £498, or the at limousine £510 plus of course tax and delivery. The Edinburgh models also had "Flexoil" transmission made under Salerni Patents. The engine spec was for single or triple carburretor on the 12/6 or 9hp Riley engine ( the latter must have been incredibly gutless !) For more information Birmingham p 122-123
Information on a ( once) existing Edinburgh from
Melvyn Gutteridge 2019 "
I am sure they only announced the
model and made a few hoping to use up surplus 10'
0'' chassis sets and they are now extinct. The
only one I have ever seen, see photo, was in a scrapyard
at Berkeley in Glos. in the 1960s. The engine had
been replaced with a four cylinder Standard and the
whole was in derelict condition, and at the time I could
not have saved it. The chassis no. was 88E (to be
found eventually) " Pictures included are by Melvyn and
are on file larger.
Interesting radiator grille with larger starter handle apperture not quite the same as the similar Deauville and Winchester and also sans sliding sunshine roof which was the main selling point of the Edinbro'
Standard engine fitted
Links in the Media :-
. . . . Riley's displayed their Edinburgh model fitted with the Salerni fluid fly-wheel and free wheel coupling on the six -cylinder chassis and offered it on the other models at an extra charge. Nest year at Olympia, no doubt, all these new transmission systems will be standard equipment and not an 'extra' on the cars. from the Sketch 9 November 1932
Article on the gearing etc click here