The Riley MPH is a small production, two-seat sports car made between
1934 and 1935 by the Riley company of Coventry, England. Very few were
made, and examples are now highly sought after.
The chassis, with half-elliptic springs and rigid axles front and rear,
was based on that of the car prepared for the 1933 TT races. To keep the
height down to as low as possible, the side members were positioned
under the axle at the rear. Large, fifteen-inch drum brakes were used.
Elegant bodywork was mainly of aluminium built over a traditional wood
frame and featured a long bonnet, front wings flowing into running
boards and a short, rounded tail. The windscreen could fold flat to
reduce air resistance.
This diecast model is by Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, sourced from
Astons auctioneers in May 2016