The Crossley 15.7 was manufactured between 1928 and 1931 replacing the 14hp and was fitted with a new 6-cylinder engine. In 1931 the model was superseded by the similar Silver model.
Chassis numbers for the 15.7 range from 80001 to 81264. Approximately 1200 15.7s were made.
The 2 litre sports with tuned engine and revised manifolding was introduced in 1928 and numbered from 81400. It should not be confused with the similarly named 1930s 2 litre Sports Saloon which used a completely new chassis.
"Shelsley" fabric saloon
Two-litre "Shelsley" Fabric saloon.
2 Litre sports
Touring car £625 (1928)
Fabric saloon £675 (1928)
Chassis only £475 (1928)
The fabric saloon in the lower picture was entered in the 1930 Monte Carlo Rally by Mr J. L. Finnigan.
15.7 five seat tourer.
15.7 four door saloon.
standard or popular £498 (1929)
de luxe £575 (1929)
De-luxe models had wire wheels and individual front seats, the Standard, artillery wheels and a one piece front seat.
15.7 "Sportsmans" 4/5 seat coupé.
Two light drophead £525
Two or four light fixed head £550 (both prices 1929).
(Both types were available with either fabric or metal bodies).
15.7 Enclosed Limousine.
Early cars to about chassis number 80600 had a narrow radiator, later cars a wider one. The 2 litre Sports Model had a more rounded radiator.
The above are all Crossley factory bodies. Cars were also supplied in chassis form to independent coach builders
The prices quoted are from contemporary advertisements.
6.5:1 (sports model)
62bhp at 4000 rpm (sports)
Right hand side change. Gear box in unit with engine.
ratio 5:1 (15.7)
Fabric saloon-laden - 29cwt (1470 kg)
Turning circle - left 41 feet (12.5 metres) right 38 feet 8 inches (11.8 metres)
Hand brake operates on separate shoes on rear wheels on pre-Bendix models. With the Bendix system it operates on all wheels.
Sport 2 litre - Rudge-Whitworth wire wheels 4.75 or 5.25 x 21, later 5.25 x 20 or 6.00 x 18