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1961-1969 RILEY Elf specifications


Continuing Riley’s adventures in badge engineering was the Elf of 1961 to 1969. It looked like a Mini on steroids, with an extended rump framed by fins and an old school Riley front end grafted on. Occupants could delight in a less spartan interior with a full-length burr walnut dash. The MkII in 1963 made use of the bigger 998cc A-series engine and Hydrolastic suspension from 1964 and the MkIII introduced winding windows, better ventilation and a remote-control gearbox. Despite selling well, the Elf was discontinued when British Leyland killed off Riley.

Production

  • Production:
    30,912
  • Price at launch:
    £694
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,650
  • Price (good):
    £2,850
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    32.3secs
  • Top speed:
    71.0mph
  • Power:
    34.0bhp
  • Torque:
    44.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    35.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, rubber spring and damper units
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, rubber spring and damper units
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3309mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2038mm
  • Width:
    1410mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    660kgs

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