Riley 14/6 Alpine Half-Panelled Saloon.

Riley 14/6 Alpine Half Panelled Saloon

The Alpine Saloon was the updated Light-Six Saloon, and now available as either a Fabric, or Half-Panelled Saloon. It was built on the Shorter of the two chassis used for the 6-cylinder cars and provided a slightly smaller model than the coachbuilt Stelvio II. There was only one difference between the fabric and half panelled versions of the Alpine, with this model having steel panels below the waist while the fabric body model was externally entirely fabric apart from the bonnet and wings. The car was replaced by the all steel 1933 Alpine.
Of the four Alpine / Saloon models, this is likely to have been the best seller, as Fabric bodies were going out of fashion in the early 1930s. Confusion with chassis numbers makes it impossible to differentiate old records, but between them approximately 350 were built, and it is likely that around a third were the half panelled Alpine.

Chassis Types: 14L; 44T


6cyl ohv
RAC Rating 13.5hp
Bore 60.3 Stroke 95.2
Firing Order 1, 5, 3, 6, 2, 4
Capacity 1633 cc


Riley Silent 3rd, 4-speed gearbox.
Overall Gear Ratios:
2nd 14.37:1
3rd 8.39:1
Top gear 5.75:1
Reverse 22.31:1




Cable & Rod fully compensating footbrake, on all 4 wheels.


Max speed 68/70mph
0-50 32secs
Fuel Consumption 19.3mpg


Wheelbase 9'6" (aprx 2880mm)
Track 4' (aprx 1200mm)
Length 13'5" (aprx 4130mm)
Width 4'9" (aprx 1430mm)
Wheels Wire 6-stud 3.0x19
Tyres 5.0x19
Fuel Tank 11galls.
Weight 16cwt (chassis only)