There were a very few made by a company which I think was based near Salisbury. There is at least one survivor known to the club. There was an article about them in The Riley Record a while ago. Apparently BMC were not co-operative in supplying the base cars, as they were likely to be too competitive to BMC's own models. Rob
Post by mickholehouse on Aug 13, 2020 19:59:02 GMT
Hi only two Riviera’s survive and I own the only one in roadworthy condition (the other is now being restored though). They were modified from the 4/68 by Wessex Motors of Salisbury, but it was an unofficial conversion which wasn’t recognised by BMC. The firms MD was disappointed with the badge engineered BMC cars and wanted to create a Riley touring saloon in the old style. Only a small number of cars were converted, and modifications included cropped tail fins, wire wheels, MGA tuned engine, recessed front driving lamps, front disc brakes. It makes for a very nice car and the modifications were very well done.