Riley 14/6 Light-Six Saloon. (1929-31)

The Light Six Saloon was very much a scaled up Monaco body, with more upmarket trim to match the bigger engine. It was introduced at the end of 1929 as an in-house design after the initial three bodies offered on the 6-cylinder chassis had all been designed and built by outside coachbuilders. The body also resembled the Stelvio, but being built on a shorter chassis the car generally looked smaller.
After just one season it was renamed the Alpine Saloon, partly to align it with the new Alpine Tourer which had been designed to replace the Tourer model built by Hancock and Warman. Due to the confusion of chassis numbers, it is now impossible to differentiate these cars from the later Alpines, except by original registration date, and none have been categorically identified to date. As such, they have been included in the total of approx 350 Alpines built.

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)