W Type a 1

Intended to rival the popular Riley Nine Monaco, the W type or Francis saloon had a light fabric body with a small boot on a slightly modified P type chassis with a 10 degree sloping radiator, and was generally lower-built and less ‘perpendicular’ than the earlier saloons.


 Engine: Meadows 4ED, 1496cc, 11.9hp, 38bhp
 Wheelbase: 9' 3"
Track: 4' 2"


189 W types were made, but of the 20 or so survivors (10 in the Club) only five have the original body.

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