The first outing of the revolutionary new Riley in 1926 set standards for years to come. The 1098cc engine was designed by Percy Riley while his brother Stanley designed the bodywork. Both had a great influence on contemporary manufacturers. The Riley Nine was a market leader and achieved many successes in competition. Riley went from strength to strength developing engines and body styles. However they outstripped themselves and in February 1938 the receiver was called in and the company passed into the hands of Lord Nuffield. By then some 127 different models had been produced. This is a book of contemporary road tests, specification and technical data, new model introductions, history, touring, long-term tests, competition, coachwork. Models covered include: 9hp Light Car, Sports Fabric Saloon, Nine, Monaco, Stelvio, Gamecock, Six, Lynx, Kestrel, Falcon, Merlin, Adelphi, Autovia, Sprite, 8/90, 2.5L, Victor.