Riley 14/6 Lynx 2-door. (1933)

Riley 14/6 Lynx (WP4110)
Photo courtesy of Thierry Donnart

Riley 14/6 Lynx (WP4110)
Photo courtesy of Thierry Donnart

Riley 14/6 Lynx (WP4110)
Photo courtesy of Thierry Donnart

For 1933, the Alpine Tourer models were replaced by the new Lynx design. Initially, it was only available as a two-door model, which may be seen as surprising following the tradition of 4-door Alpine models. However, after just a year in production, the design was modified to provide the expected rear doors for the 1934 Lynx. Nevertheless, this was one of the more succesful 14/6 models. It is thought that around 80 were built in the first year, and more for the four door model.
One novel feature of these early Lynxes were the 'disappearing hoods', where a small lift up panel behind the rear seats revealed a recess into which the hood disappeared. Of course, this had to be done by hand, unlike today's examples of this idea. Beneath the hood compartment, there was also a sizeable boot, with the spare wheel mounted on the lid.

Chassis Types: 44T


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


All Helical 4-speed gearbox.
Overall Gear Ratios:
2nd 12.88:1
3rd 7.69:1
Top gear 5.25:1
Reverse 18.48:1




Riley continuous cable with Cam operated shoes
13" Drums.


Max speed 68 / 70mph


Wheelbase 9'6" (aprx 2880mm)
Track 4' (aprx 1200mm)
Length 13'5" (aprx 4130mm)
Width 4'9" (aprx 1430mm)
Wheels Six Stud Mounting Wire 3.0x19 ('33), 3.0x18 ('34)
Tyres 4.75x19 (x18 for 1934)
Weight 16cwt (chassis only)
Fuel Tank 11galls


1933: £366