Riley Stelvio 1930- 1935

A large 6 cylinder 'wide track' saloon originally bodied by Weymanns, later ones designed and built 'in house' or by Briggs Available with the 14/6 or 15/6 but not a big seller and seems to have a production run of around thirty in the two years it was sold. Another of Rileys attempt to get a toehold in the large  limousine/Saloon market with a taller, heavier car 1372 kg at the kerb. Top stated speed is around 113 km/h or 70 mph which for the age and weight is respectable.

Riley Stelvio Links:- 1929 'wide track' Stelvio Saloon  GO 192* when sold by Ashridge Automobiles, loads of pics, Riley Robs page for the Stelvio, Another later Stelvio sold,

Clubs for this model:  The Riley Register,     The Riley Motor Club,    &  those from other countries listed here


Remaining Known Riley Stelvio cars :- 5 +

      CA 8241*/ TA 8222*  (  Chassis number14S23* 1930 14/6) in S.A.,       GO192* ( 14S28* 1931 14/6),      GY 164*  (14S62* 1932 14/6),     BLD 73*         RH 749* (14S74* 1933 14/6),    BLD 73*(15595* 1935  15/6),   

The last chassis number is replaced with an asterisk but known to the clubs .There will be others in other clubs and countries please click + email info

Original newspaper Articles:-

By Heniochus. Riley Six Successful Model. One of the most delightful new cars of this season is the Stelvio Riley saloon of 14 h.p. Because it is a fast touring carriage seldom taking part in competition work, it is less in the lime light than the Riley "Nine," the champion of the II00-cc. non-supercharged engine class. I think that the Stelvio saloon, costing £398, is the most speedy and comfortable carriage in the £400 market. Its maximum speed is eighty miles an hour. The silent third is easy to change up and down at over sixty miles an hour, while the coach work is admirably fitted. The Alpine Six Riley has a shorter wheelbase and narrower track. This chassis, of the same specification other wise as the Stelvio chassis, has the same 13-53h.p. over head valved engine and four-speed gear box. Its Weymann panelled saloon costs £365. One of these Alpine cars was recently tested as an "amphibian Riley, fitted with floats to enable its owner to use it on a journey across Africa as a ferry as well as a car over the rivers. This change-over outfit takes about an hour to fit on the chassis, but can be carried on the car. It consists of a frame work, with rubber balloons as floats, which can be attached to each side of the car and further secured by cross-pieces front and rear of the chassis. The side-pieces are fixed to the running boards, so that the air balloons float parallel to the wheels. In a test at Pixham Ferry, on the River Severn, near Worcester, this Alpine Riley Six success fully launched itself on the water and kept an even keel when towed by a motor-launch at four miles an hour. Its owner. Captain Malius, declared himself well satisfied, so this car is shortly to proceed to Africa with him. from The Sketch - Wednesday 15 April 1931



 14/6 @ Brooklands. . . they are enormous when seen in person !

Riley, Few changes are indicated in the Stand 86 Riley programme for 1930. The only chassis alterations to the 9 h.p. are a new method of mounting the head lamps and the fitting of a steel apron between the front dumb irons. The head lamps, by the way, are fitted with the Rotax dip-and-switch equipment. Alterations to the bodywork and equipment are also slight. The 14 h.p. Six, introduced last year, is retained with only minor alterations, but a new design of the Stelvio saloon, known as the Stelvio II, has been introduced on this chassis. The actual exhibit at Olympia comprises three examples of the Riley Nine and two of the Six. Of the latter one is the Stelvio II saloon, which is shown with a black fabric finish, black wings and chassis, cream wheels, and brown furniture hide upholstery. The equipment is very complete, and includes driver-controlled rear window blind, roof light, and two cubby holes. Its price is £495. The other is a Deauville coachbuilt saloon. The Bystander - Wednesday 16 October 1929 regarding Olympia Motor Show



from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News Saturday 31 December 1932

Motor Dicta. By Heniochus. IpJ Riley Six Stelvio Saloon. The excellent performance of the Riley "Nine" in the hands of Mr. R. T. Horton by winning the Class G (1100 c.c.) Tourist Trophy prize at Ulster makes an excellent introduction to the new Riley ''Six" Stelvio saloon. This is a larger edition (with a six-cylinder engine) of the famous four-cylinder "Nine." Rated at 13-53 n.p. witn its 1033-c.c. cubic capacity, this engine has all the accelerating virtues for comfortable driving. It also has that





from Britannia and Eve - Wednesday 01 April 1931