Riley Elf, British Motors Corp. front view from the driveway. Released in 1961 as more luxurious versions of the Mini, both the Wolseley Hornet and the Riley Elf had longer, slightly finned rear wings and larger boots that gave the cars a more traditional three-box design.
Wolseley Hornet Mk.III (1964-69) Engine 998cc S4 OHV The Mk.1 Hornet was introduced in 1961 along with the similar Riley Elf. Basically an upmarket and finned version of the 848cc Mini with a Wolseley or Riley grille, fins, wrap around rear bumper, heater and screen washers. For 1963 the Mk.II was given the 998cc engine of 36 bhp twin leading shoe front brakes.