Riley 14/6 Sportsmans Fabric Coupe. (1931)

A new coupe model was added to the 14/6 range for 1931, being the Sportsmans Coupe. Curiously, it was built up on the longer of the two chassis, when a shorter chassis would seem more appropriate on a Coupe model. However, as no photos of the model are known, it was only offered for a single year and none have so far ever been identified in old records, it suggests that perhaps the model was never actually built. The fact that fabric bodied cars were starting to go out of fashion won't have helped, although the following year the equally scarce Ascot 14/6 was offered.
To add to the general confusion, an Alpine Coupe is also listed and promoted by Riley in 1931/2. The body pictured is almost identical to the Ascot 9, so it is assumed to be the Ascot 14/6, but it is possible that it is the Sportsmans model.

Chassis Type: 14_


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 66.7mph
0-50 32secs
Fuel Consumption 19.3mpg


Wheelbase 10' (aprx 3040mm)
Track 4'8" (aprx 1400mm)
Length 13'9" (aprx 4230mm)
Width 5'6" (aprx 1670mm)
Wheels Wire 6-stud 3.50x20
Tyres 5.0x20
Fuel Tank 11galls.
Weight 26.75cwt (chassis only)