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The Riley Lincock was a Coupe first sold in October 1932 which with the ‘Special Series’ twin carburettor engine was originally £315.. Described in the period advertisement as “...An intimate car for two, speedy, luxuriously equipped and roomy, it is light to handle and its exceptionally low build ensures safety in all conditions..” using the underslung chassis to produce a sleek and low design. It sold reasonably well on the nine chassis, but was also available on the larger 12/6 and 14/6 chassis unfortunately none of the models sold in any quantity.
Inside the 'intimate cab' driver and passenger were
squished together on a narrow bench seat, with a divided
rear window. The boot was only accessible from the top
outside, with the sloping tail of the car being a
fixed panel housing the spare wheel. This left a
boot designed for an origami expert to fold things into.
Approximately 300 examples on the 9 chassis were
sold within 2 years. It is the one model to fail the
Tesco test ie reversing out of a supermarket on a busy
afternoon as at least on the Riley Lynx the hood went down
and you can reverse easily when dry. It was the first pre
war I went to buy and after sitting in it bought a 12/4
Falcon with ends knocking from the same seller as I was
the wrong size for a Lincock
Engine 9hp 4 cyl ohv; Bore 60.3 stroke 95.2; compression 5.2:1; Engine Capacity 1087 cc 42bhp at 3600rpm; Carbs Zenith; 4-speed gearbox with top gear ratio 5.2:1; Suspension Semi-elliptic springs ; Wheelbase 9'/2730mm Track 3'11"/1180mm; Length / width: various body types and variations were available to order; Tyres 27x4.40; Weight 17cwt
9hp ( chassis numbers between 6019000 - 6019799) 1933 Lincock Fixed Head Coupe @ £298
9hp ( chassis numbers between 6022601 - 6027000) 1933 Lincock Fixed Head Coupe @ £298
44T was the 1933 'short chassis' 6/12 Lincock Fixed Head Coupe @ £338 The 6/14 @ £365
44T on the 1934 was the Lincock Fixed Head Coupe @ £348 The special series was + £60, Preselector gearbox was avaialable for the 1934 cars @ + £27 ( money well spent there)
*Limited car data is included here to allow checking if a real car ie started life as a Lincock, still an Lincock from club data. As not a Riley motor club member only from the Riley register and part masked for security. Any car may be checked by the clubs and if a member often extensive history is known.**
1933 Riley Lincock 9 © CLIFF JONES PHOTOGRAPHY
Original Newspaper Articles:-
The new Riley Lincock
model has the automatic trap doors in the roof, which
open upwards with the opening of the doors, thus
facilitating exit and entry which can be had as
an extra at £5. A six-light coachbuilt saloon is
listed at £l60, and a fabric model can be obtained for
£155. Saloons on the short chassis are: Coachbuilt,
£150; fabric, £135 Tourer and two-seater the long
chassis are £l50. The tax on these cars is only £7,
and they are most economical to run. car performance.
The " 95" exhibited is blue with black wheels and blue
line. At £595 in complete form, the 95 " is really
good value. On the same stand is a 9 b.p. Riley Monaco
saloon at £298. It is one of the most fully equipped
cars seen. from Edinburgh Evening News - Monday
14 November 1932
and Dramatic News - Saturday 22 October 1932
CARS with a Personality The New Six -Twelve Riley By The Earl of Cardigan
There are, I think, two tests which should be applied to a car such as the new Riley "six-twelve." It should be scrutinised, first, for its merits as a car, and, secondly, for its qualifications as a Riley. When a car has acquired a certain reputation, it is not enough for it to be merely an efficient vehicle it must possess additional, often more or less indefinite, qualities, such as to give it that individuality which the keen motorist prizes so highly.
To take the latter consideration first, it does not take two minutes to discover that this new Six-Twelve is indeed a Riley of the genuine type. In appearance, for instance, it inherits all the family good looks. It has delightfully graceful and well-balanced lines," and strictly avoids the very common fault, where small cars are concerned, of appearing over-bodied."
Closer inspection, however, reveals that the coachwork is admirably roomy. The driving position is very comfortable, and there is genuine space for four large, long-legged people. A practical note is struck by the capacious luggage locker, which has the advantage of being unusually accessible.
On the road, it is at once apparent that the engine is a very lively one, singularly free from fussiness," and capable of running at high speeds without any trace of discomfort. One notices also, with pleasure, the typical silent third-gear ratio. This is very easy to engage, and can be used most effectively wherever additional acceleration is required.
To turn to the practical details of the chassis, overhead valves are em ployed in a small six-cylinder engine of 12 h.p. precisely. The coil ignition covers a wide range of advance and retard, and should be manipulated accordingly. The gear-box provides tour forward speeds, and the excellent system is used of marking on the speedometer the desirable maximum speed in each gear.
Thus, the driver can see at a glance that he should do about 14, 23, 40 and 65 m.p.h. in first, second, third and top gear respectively. These speeds do not represent the absolute maximum, which is, on the average, about 5 m.p.h. in excess of these figures. They represent, which is far more useful, the maximum effective cruising speeds.
The steering is very pleasant, and the car, being well balanced and low built, holds the road extremely well.
The brakes are thoroughly efficient, and should always remain so. The means is provided for the driver to adjust both hand and foot brake without ever moving from his seat, so that this can be done even when the car is running. On the Six-Twelve chassis, various types of coachwork are listed, the prices in each case being rather less than £350. Thus moderate first cost is one of this new Riley's attractions. from the Bystander Wednesday 01 February 1933
"No firm has mastered more effectively the art of building a small car which is both comfortable and exception ally attractive in appearance than the deservedly successful Riley Company. So low is the build that running-boards might be dispensed with"
"The luggage locker is remarkable, in that it definitely adds to the car's attractive appearance, while at the same time being very capacious and more than usually accessible"
"The driving position
is very comfortable, and there is a useful cubby
hole on either side of the grouped instruments. The
operating mechanism of the windscreen should be
noted. This is highly ingenious, and thoroughly