Riley was a household name between 1890 - when William Riley Jr purchased the Bonnick Cycle Company in Coventry - and the end of the line in 1969. William named his initial company the Riley Cycle Company in 1896. However, running alongside his cycling manufacturing, which catered for the cycling crazy customers of the era, his son Percy, was tinkering with the development of automobiles and secretly built his first car in 1898. By 1913, Riley Motor Manufacturing was launched, growing sufficiently to be bought by the Nuffield Organisation in 1938, later merging again with British Leyland. The last Riley-badged car rolled off the production line in 1969. The Riley marque is now owned by BMW. The Kestrel 12/4 had a very short life, being made solely between 1934 and 35. This light saloon had a top speed of 73.6 mph and could reach a speed of 50 mph in 19.2 seconds. The fuel tank held 10 gallons and fuel consumption was 28.3 mpg. Costing £345 back in 1934, surviving examples are now being auctioned at around £25,000.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850