The Crossley 15.7 was manufactured between 1928 and 1931 replacing the 14hp. In 1931 the model was superseded by the similar Silver model. Approximately 1200 15.7s were made.
Chassis numbers for the 15.7 range from 80001 to 81264.
The 2 litre sports with tuned engine was introduced in 1928 and numbered from 81400. It should not be confused with the 1930s 2 litre Sports Saloon which used a completely new chassis.
Two-litre "Shelsley" Fabric saloon.
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 coupés.
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.
|compression ratio|| 5.5:1
6.5:1 (sports model)
|RAC Horse Power||15.7|
|carburettor||Crossley-Stromberg OE-1 (Sports models)|
|valves||overhead operated by push rod|
|lubrication||Pressure lubrication of big end and main bearings|
|ignition||magneto - Scintilla PN6|
|max power|| 45 bhp at 3500rpm
62bhp at 4000 rpm (sports)
|fuel consumption (typical)||24 mpg (fabric saloon)|
|max speed (approx)||60 mph (15.7)|
|acceleration||0-50 mph in 33 seconds ("The Motor" road test)|
|Gears|| ratios (15.7) - 1:1, 1.59:1, 2.52:1, 3.79:1
right hand, side change. Gear box in unit with engine.
|Drive shaft||open shaft|
|Rear axle|| spiral bevel
ratio 5:1 (15.7)
|wheelbase||10 feet 3 inches|
|length||13 feet 9¾ inches|
|track||4 feet 8 inches|
|width overall||5 feet 7 inches|
|weight|| 28 cwt (saloon)
29cwt (fabric saloon laden)
|steering||Worm and sector|
|suspension - front||Offset semi elliptic springs. Shock absorbers.|
|suspension -rear||Offset semi elliptic springs. Underslung. Shock absorbers.|
|brakes|| Cable operated on all wheels. Bendix system from 1930.
Hand brake operates on separate shoes on rear wheels on pre Bendix models. With the Bendix system it operates on all wheels.
|wheels/tyres|| 15.7 - early cars had Rudge-Whitworth wire wheels, the Popular
saloon had artillery type, final cars had bolt on wire wheels.
Tyre size - 4.40/4.75 x 21
Sport 2 litre - Rudge-Whitworth wire wheels 4.75 or 5.25 x 21, later 5.25 x 20 or 6.00 x 18