Riley 14/6 Alpine Fabric Saloon. (1931-33)

Riley 14/6 Alpine Fabric Saloon

The Alpine Saloon was the updated Light-Six Saloon, and now available as a Fabric Saloon, 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 the latter having steel panels below the waist while this model was externally entirely fabric bodied apart from the bonnet and wings.
It is now impossible to differentiate between the Alpine models and the earlier Saloon from chassis number data alone. However, between the 4 models approximately 350 were built, and it is likely that as fabric bodies went out of fashion, the fabric Alpine accounted for somewhat less than one third of these. Indeed, for 1933 the Alpine became an all steel car.

Chassis Type 14L


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)