List of Vehicles in the Collection

Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Riley 2½ Litre RMB

On Display

This is is a unique example of the Riley RM series. Exported to Switzerland when new, it received a number of body modifications by specialist coachbuilder Reinboldt & Christé AG of Basle, the only Riley saloon to be modified by them in this way. In 1955 it was shipped to New Zealand and sold to Mr Pat Welch. Mr Welch and his son James competed with the car successfully in numerous hill climbs and races until 1960. It was sold in 1970 but subsequently bought back by Mr Welch in 1985 and rebuilt to the condition you see today.

Riley’s elegant RM series first appeared in 1946 with the 1½ litre RMA and 2½ litre RMB saloons. Over the following years these were joined by roadster (RMC) and drophead coupe (RMD) versions, built on the same chassis as the RMB.

Cylinders4 cylinder
Valvesoverhead valve
Output100bhp at 4,500rpm (this car tuned for 120bhp at 4,500rpm)
Performance0 – 60mph 15.2 seconds (in standard tune)
Price new£1,125
ManufacturerRiley (Coventry) Ltd
OwnerNational Motor Museum Trust (Donated by Mr J Welch)


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