Riley - Riley 4/68 & 4/72

The Riley 4/68 was the BMC badge engineered Riley launched in 1968. It had the Farina body design fitted with the 4 cylinder B series 1489cc engine. Something similar had already been made with the Wolseley 15/60 and Austin Cambridge, but the Riley marque was the best appointed top of the range model out of all three, and was even fitted with a rev counter. For 1961 the 4/68 became the Riley 4/72 with the BMC C series engine which was bored out to 1622 cc, and like it's Wolseley counterpart was given a slightly longer wheelbase and front track, to try and alleviate some of the handling issues of the 4/68. For the Riley 4/72 an automatic gearbox was also now an option. On the whole, there was much to be desired with the handling when pushed to the limit! Production of Rileys 4/72 continued until 1969.

Tyre size: The Riley 4/60 and 4/72 original tyre fitment was 5.90x14. The radial tyre size equivalent is the 165R14 . Blockley produce a high quality good speed rated steel belted period correct tread 165HR14 - see full details of this tyre below:

Blockley Products for Riley Riley 4/68 & 4/72


Blockley Radial

£78.00 (£93.60 inc. VAT)

13/14 inch Rim Band (45mm wide)

Blockley Rim Band

£3.30 (£3.96 inc. VAT)