The Sprite was a car made by Riley between 1935 and 1938. It is estimated that 50 were made during its production run.
The Sprite was a 1496cc four cylinder sports car. It was similar to the Nine having overhead high places camshafts with short pushrods and rockers. The engine had twin carburettors and was highly tuned. It featured high-lift camshafts and a Scintilla magneto.The engine could produce 65bhp and was connected to a four speed gearbox via a single plate clutch. The engine could take the car to a top speed of 90mph (145kmh).
The 8ft 1.5in chassis was a modified version of that found Riley MPH. It had an additional front cross-member and fully boxed in side rails. The car had semi-elliptical springs all round. The brakes were girling-rod operated.
The bodywork resembles the MPH with the biggest difference being the 'fencer's mask' grille. At the time the grille was too futuristic for some traditionalists and 11 of the ordered the car with the more standard grille.
There was also a racing version, the TT Sprite.
The Sprite cost £425 in 1936 and 1937 and £450 in 1938.