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1936 Riley 12/4 Special Tourer converted from Adelphi salonn

1936 Riley 12/4 Special in Foyle's War, TV Series, 2002-2015 IMDB Ep. 2.02

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK

1936 Riley 12/4 Special Tourer converted from Adelphi salonn

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle


chicomarx BT

2014-01-23 18:11

Picture submitted by waddy2001 on the forum. Link to "forum.imcdb.org"

Quote It's in the scene where the pilots, four of them, are heading off to the Flamingo for the first time. The car is a four door MG/Morgan type. I see lots of two door MGs here but there's nothing like that with four doors. If anyone can ID it, I would be very appreciative. (Attached image's curves have been adjusted since the scene was at twilight, supposedly.)

fortengo HU

2014-01-23 19:08

Looks like a c.1936 Riley Lynx Tourer.

chicomarx BT

2014-01-23 19:56

[Image: foyle2.jpg] [Image: foyle3.jpg]

Two more views from youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8auPcwjTI3I#t=29m03s

dsl SX

2014-01-25 02:38

Lynx or Nine Lynx??

chris40 UK

2014-01-25 08:17

Nine Lynx. I can't remember whether this applied to the Lynx, but several models were available in Nine and Fifteen versions, e.g. Lincock.

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-01-25 10:11

The Lynx tourer body could be fitted to the Nine, the Twelve-Six, the 1 1/2 Litre, the Fourteen-Six, the Fifteen-Six and the Big Four.

Following the takeover of Riley by Nuffield, whose business was aligned to making profits rather than cars, Riley's model range was severely pruned.

-- Last edit: 2014-01-25 10:15:46

Max Tone SX

2014-05-25 16:50

I chanced across this MG SA by Charlesworth on fleabay Link to "www.ebay.co.uk"

The profile and door shapes look pretty close, but no rad to check make. Charlesworth did a few variations on this style.

dsl SX

2014-05-25 18:04

chicomarx wrote ... from youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8auPcwjTI3I#t=29m03s

Another as it pulls away
[Image: rileyfoyles.jpg]
High mounted rear lights, with 2nd on right only. Offset square rear plate looks 1234 A format (all of which as issued are 1953 or later so a re-registration if genuine) or ABC x format where x is a single digit.

Sunbar UK

2014-05-25 21:37

I made my own screen capture of this episode as part of my Foyle's War collection.

With some limited sort of idea there appears to be a letter 'L' as the end of the top line.
Perhaps something like (x)ML (n) or (x)NL (n) (x)= unknown single letter (n) unknown single number.

dsl SX

2014-05-26 04:31

ANL was the only pre-war xNL combination (from July 39); xML ran from AML (1933) to KML (1939) so is more likely.

Sunbar UK

2014-08-15 13:09

Almost certainly 'ABL 6' 1936 Riley Lynx 12/4 tourer


Sunbar UK

2014-08-18 14:40

For it to be a Riley Lynx 12/4 tourer it would need to be a late 1935 car registered in 1936 (12/4 chassis) rather than the new 1 litre chassis.

source: http://rileyrob.co.uk/specs/12-4.htm

-- Last edit: 2014-08-18 14:45:28

waddy2001 CA

2016-04-24 18:06

Further on this car, a friend saw this car a few weeks ago. It seems to be a Riley Lynx but the spare tire isn't in the right place. The hood ornament and lines look the same though. This one looks to be in fine shape.

[Image: oddcar.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2016-04-24 18:06:19

dsl SX

2016-06-13 17:52

Riley Motor Club magazine "The Riley Record" June 2016 issue was pleased to discover that we have this car posted, and keeps the reference to it as a 12/4 Lynx so we've probably got it right.

LoonyLady UK

2019-03-17 18:26

This is (was) a 1936 Adelphi Saloon, cut down to look like a 12/4 Lynx. Reasonably well done, but one can tell that it has the wide-track chassis and axles. So, I suggest describing it as a 1936 Riley 12/4 Special.

-- Last edit: 2019-03-17 18:28:27

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