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|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door saloon|
|Engine||C.26.R C-Series Straight-6|
|Wheelbase||113 1⁄2 inches (2,880 mm)|
|Length||185 inches (4,700 mm)|
|Successor||Riley Four Sixty-Eight|
The Two-Point-Six replaced the Riley Pathfinder as Riley's top-line automobile. While its predecessor retained the Riley 4 cylinder twin cam, cross flow engine, the Two-Point-Six was almost identical to the Wolseley Six-Ninety Series III. It featured both monotone and duotone paintwork, as did the last of the Pathfinders.
Externally the most obvious differences from the Pathfinder were the bonnet arrangement - while the Pathfinder's grille lifted with the bonnet, the Two-Point-Six, in common with the 6/90, had a fixed grille - and the wheel arches having a raised edge.
It used the BMC C-Series straight-6, an engine that produced 101 hp (75 kW). This was actually less than the 2½ Litre Riley "Big Four" straight-4 engine it replaced. The Two-Point-Six was a commercial failure and was pulled from the market in May, 1959, the last large Riley.