A complete catalogue of Riley and Wolseley cars
This comprehensive and informative colour guide covers Riley cars built between 1953 and 1969, and Wolseley models built from 1948, to the end of Wolseley production in 1975. With both marques eventually became part of BMC, this informative history, with detailed model-by-model comparisons and technical information, is an essential guide for all Riley and Wolseley fans, and British marque enthusiasts in general.
Historic British marques
A marque rarely covered in other books, Wolseley cars are easily recognised by their illuminated radiator badges and unique front grilles. Tracing its origins back to Australia 1887, and Frederick Wolseley’s Wolseley Sheep-Shearing Machine Company Limited, it was in 1901 that Vickers and Herbert Austin joined forces to create the Wolseley marque cars covered in this book.
Wolseley dominated the automotive market in the Edwardian era. Easily recognised by their illuminated radiator badges and unique front grilles, distinguishing them from their Austin and Morris counterparts, this guide covers all the later models manufactured after 1948.
Riley originated in 1980 as manufacturer of bicycles and motorcars. A rapid period of growth in the 1920s and 1930s saw Riley producing a range of 4-, 6-, and 8-cylinder engines, paired to an even wider range of body types and models
Following shifting fortunes, a merger with British Leyland Corporation in 1968 saw production cease immediately, although with the difficulties face by the UK auto industry at the time, many cars didn’t receive their first registration until 1970. Today, Riley is known for combining technical features from MG with equipment levels from Wolseley.
Extensively illustrated with original photos
Our A Pictorial History series provides unique and detailed records of the large range of vehicles from some of the most historic marques of the 19th and 20th centuries. Riley & Wolseley Cars contains 352 original colour photos covering every model – many specially taken for this guide at events, fan meets, and auto gatherings across the UK. You’ll also find details of special editions, and models favoured by the Police, making this a complete gu
A detailed record
Few books cover the Riley and Wolseley marques, and none in such detail as this Pictorial History. Along with hundreds of original photographs, you’ll find detailed information providing a complete history of Riley and Wolseley cars of the of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, to the end of their production in 1969 and 1975 respectively.
Even greater detail is provided by dashboard layout illustrations, gear shift-gate patterns, production numbers, and prices at time of sale, making this the most detailed and comprehensive guide to Riley and the later Wolseley cars available: the perfect pocket companion.
A great catalogue and authenticity guide
Riley & Wolseley Cars is a complete and detailed guide of all Wolseley cars created between 1948 and the end of production in 1975, and Riley cars from 1953 to the end of production in 1969. With invaluable details such as model specifications, colour options, and production numbers, this book is the perfect guide for authenticity or identification, whether you’re an amateur or an expert. It’s also ideal for checking details for a restoration, model making, or if you’re simply a fan of these classic cars who wants to know more. It’s a unique, comprehensive, and detailed catalog of Riley and Wolseley’s later cars.
An expert guide by an expert guide
David Rowe has a knowledge and enthusiasm for vintage British cars that’s second to none, and has written three other A Pictorial History series books for Veloce: Rootes Cars, Austin Cars, and Ford Cars. David can often be found at car shows, rallies and meetings, and is also Treasurer of the Humber and Hillman Owners’ Clubs, and a member of both the Post Vintage Humber Car Club and the Rootes Archive Centre Trust.
Riley & Wolseley car coverage
Covers Riley cars produced during the BMC era, including: Pathfinder; Two-Point-Six; One-Point-Five Mk 1, Mk 2 and Mk 3; Elf Mk 1, Mk 2 and Mk 3; Kestrel 1100 Mk 1 and Mk 2; Kestrel 1300 Mk 1 and Mk 2; 4/Sixty Eight; amd 4/Seventy Two.
Covers Wolseley’s later cars, produced during from 1948 to 1975, including the following models: 6/80; 4/50; 4/44; 15/50; 6/90 Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3; 1500 Mk 1, Mk 2 and Mk 3; Hornet Mk 1, Mk2 and Mk3; 1100 Mk 1 and Mk 2; 1300 Mk 1, Mk 2 and Mk 3; 15/60; 16/60; 6/99; 6/110 Mk 1 and Mk 2; 18/85 Mk 1 and Mk 2; Six; and 18/22.
Does not cover pre-1953 Riley models or pre-1948 Wolseley models.
- The complete history of each model produced by Riley and Wolseley
- Model by model comparisons
- Fully illustrated with original colour photographs
- Detailed technical information
- Colour schemes listed
- Standard and optional equipment details
- Dashboard instrument layout diagrams
- Production numbers and dates
- Prices listed
- Police cars and special editions included