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Books about Crossley Motors

The following books give further information on both Crossley Brothers Ltd and Crossley Motors Ltd.

Title Author(s) Notes Publisher
Crossley Michael Eyre, Chris Heaps and Alan Townsin Since publication of the Crossley book, the authors have issued a list of updates and corrections. OPC 2002
(ISBN 0 86093 574 4)
The Rise of the Sidevalves Tom Fryars The story of Crossley cars in competitions before World War I . Private publication. 2020
The Manchester Bus Michael Eyre and Chris Heaps Includes lots of information on the Crossley buses used in Manchester. TPC 1991
(ISBN 086317 1511 6)
Albion and Crossley buses in camera Stewart J Brown
Ian Allen 1982
(ISBN 0 71100 191 5)
Cape to Cairo Stella Court Treatt The story of the pioneering journey using Crossley cars.
Harrap 1927
The Burney Streamline Car Bernard J Nield
Howden Civic Society
(ISBN 978-0-9557145-0-4)
Austin und Willys aus Berlin Klaus Gebhardt The story of the German Willys Overland Crossley company. Text in German and English. verlag kraftakt 2013
(ISBN 978-3-938426-16-6)

Archive material on Crossley Motors Ltd is held by the Crossley Register with some further material in the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu ( and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. (

Information on Crossley's contribution to fighting vehicles is held at the Tank Museum, Bovington ( and in the Imperial War Museum.

Material on Crossley buses, especially those in use in the Greater Manchester area, can be found at the Greater Manchester Bus Museum (

The Crossley Brothers Ltd archive is held on behalf of Rolls-Royce plc at the Anson Museum, Poynton, Cheshire, UK. (