The Riley Elf and Wolseley Hornet were launched

Thursday 12th October 1961

The Riley Elf and Wolseley Hornet were launched. Mark I versions of both cars used the Mini’s standard 848 cc A-series engine enlarged to 998 cc with the announcement of the Mk2 in 1963. Three years later came the Mk3, complete with wind-up windows, improved ventilation and a few other luxuries, before both models finally disappeared from the price lists in 1969, coinciding with the death of the Riley marquee.

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