The Riley Lincock was a Coupe first sold in
October 1932 which with the ‘Special Series’ twin
carburettor engine was originally £315..
Described in the period advertisement as “...An
intimate car for two, speedy, luxuriously equipped
and roomy, it is light to handle and its
exceptionally low build ensures safety in all
conditions..” using the underslung chassis to
produce a sleek and low design. It sold reasonably
well on the nine chassis, but was also
available on the larger 12/6 and 14/6
chassisunfortunately none of the models sold in
any quantity. Inside the 'intimate cab'
driver and passenger were squished together on a
narrow bench seat, with a divided rear window. The
boot was only accessible from the top
outside, with the sloping tail of the car
being a fixed panel housing the spare wheel.
This left a boot designed for an origami expert to
fold things into. Approximately 300 examples
on the 9 chassis were sold within 2 years.
It is the one model to fail the Tesco test ie
reversing out of a supermarket on a busy afternoon
as at least on the Riley Lynx the hood went down
and you can reverse easily when dry.
Engine 9hp 4 cyl ohv; Bore 60.3 stroke 95.2; compression 5.2:1; Engine Capacity 1087 cc 42bhp at 3600rpm; Carbs Zenith; 4-speed gearbox with top gear ratio 5.2:1; Suspension Semi-elliptic springs ; Wheelbase 9'/2730mm Track 3'11"/1180mm; Length / width: various body types and variations were available to order; Tyres 27x4.40; Weight 17cwt
*Limited car data is included here to allow checking if a real car ie started life as a Lincock, still an Lincock from club data. As not a Riley motor club member only from the Riley register and part masked for security. Any car may be checked by the clubs and if a member often extensive history is known.**
The last chassis
number is replaced with an asterisk
12/6 variant identified all others are 9hp.
1933 cars:- ALF 75*(Chassis number 602170*), AMY 81*(602141*) BPH 84*(602253*), CMD 94*(602238*12/6), FV 368*( 6021455*), FV 328* ( 44T21* 12/6), JJ 886* ( 44T187*), OD 481*( 602059* 12/6), OY 41* ( 602252* ), RH 781* ( 602114*), WF 535* ( 602104*),
1934 cars:- ACE 67* (Chassis number 602169*), AKP 87*/73* UXP( 602307*), APP 2* ( 602569*), AXH 46*( 44T.. 12/6), BKE 84* ( 602582*), BPC 64*( 602134*), BVT 11* ( 602325* ), NL 13* ( 602469*), OC 771* ( 602235*), TL 340* ( 602340*), TV 705* ( 602017*), ??* ( 602483* ),
1933 Riley Lincock 9 © CLIFF JONES PHOTOGRAPHY
Original Newspaper Articles:-
The new Riley
Lincock model has the automatic trap doors in
the roof, which open upwards with the opening
of the doors, thus facilitating exit and entry
which can be had as an extra at £5. A
six-light coachbuilt saloon is listed at £l60,
and a fabric model can be obtained for £155.
Saloons on the short chassis are: Coachbuilt,
£150; fabric, £135 Tourer and two-seater the
long chassis are £l50. The tax on these cars
is only £7, and they are most economical to
run. car performance. The " 95" exhibited is
blue with black wheels and blue line. At £595
in complete form, the 95 " is really good
value. On the same stand is a 9 b.p. Riley
Monaco saloon at £298. It is one of the most
fully equipped cars seen. from Edinburgh
Evening News - Monday 14 November 1932
Sporting and Dramatic News - Saturday 22
CARS with a Personality The New Six -Twelve Riley By The Earl of Cardigan
There are, I think, two tests which should be applied to a car such as the new Riley "six-twelve." It should be scrutinised, first, for its merits as a car, and, secondly, for its qualifications as a Riley. When a car has acquired a certain reputation, it is not enough for it to be merely an efficient vehicle it must possess additional, often more or less indefinite, qualities, such as to give it that individuality which the keen motorist prizes so highly.
To take the latter consideration first, it does not take two minutes to discover that this new Six-Twelve is indeed a Riley of the genuine type. In appearance, for instance, it inherits all the family good looks. It has delightfully graceful and well-balanced lines," and strictly avoids the very common fault, where small cars are concerned, of appearing over-bodied."
Closer inspection, however, reveals that the coachwork is admirably roomy. The driving position is very comfortable, and there is genuine space for four large, long-legged people. A practical note is struck by the capacious luggage locker, which has the advantage of being unusually accessible.
On the road, it is at once apparent that the engine is a very lively one, singularly free from fussiness," and capable of running at high speeds without any trace of discomfort. One notices also, with pleasure, the typical silent third-gear ratio. This is very easy to engage, and can be used most effectively wherever additional acceleration is required.
To turn to the practical details of the chassis, overhead valves are em ployed in a small six-cylinder engine of 12 h.p. precisely. The coil ignition covers a wide range of advance and retard, and should be manipulated accordingly. The gear-box provides tour forward speeds, and the excellent system is used of marking on the speedometer the desirable maximum speed in each gear.
Thus, the driver can see at a glance that he should do about 14, 23, 40 and 65 m.p.h. in first, second, third and top gear respectively. These speeds do not represent the absolute maximum, which is, on the average, about 5 m.p.h. in excess of these figures. They represent, which is far more useful, the maximum effective cruising speeds.
The steering is very pleasant, and the car, being well balanced and low built, holds the road extremely well.
The brakes are thoroughly efficient, and should always remain so. The means is provided for the driver to adjust both hand and foot brake without ever moving from his seat, so that this can be done even when the car is running. On the Six-Twelve chassis, various types of coachwork are listed, the prices in each case being rather less than £350. Thus moderate first cost is one of this new Riley's attractions. from the Bystander Wednesday 01 February 1933
"No firm has mastered more effectively the art of building a small car which is both comfortable and exception ally attractive in appearance than the deservedly successful Riley Company. So low is the build that running-boards might be dispensed with"
"The luggage locker is remarkable, in that it definitely adds to the car's attractive appearance, while at the same time being very capacious and more than usually accessible"
position is very comfortable, and there is a
useful cubby hole on either side of the
grouped instruments. The operating mechanism
of the windscreen should be noted. This is
highly ingenious, and thoroughly effective"
is this a Lincock???? pls say. . . or have you an advert ?