The Crossley 19.6 was the company's first post World War I car and was launched at London's Olympia Motor Show in 1920. Deliveries commenced in 1921 and the final cars seem to have been made in 1926. Approximately 1150 were made.

Known chassis numbers range from 16100 to 17141.

Crossley 19.6 engine
The 19.6 engine.
Crossley 19.6 chassis


Crossley Seven seat landaulette

Six seat landaulette

£1170 (1921)
£1095 (1923)
£995 (1924)
£995 (May 1925)
£1030 (1925)
Saloon-landaulette £1125 (May 1925)
The interior was upholstered in Bedford cord, the front seats in leather. There were two extra folding seats in the rear.

Crossley 19.6 four door saloon

Five seat saloon

£1120 (1922)
£1120 (1923)
£995 (1924)
£995 (May 1925)
£1030 (1925)
saloon-limousine £1020 (May 1925)

Crossley 19.6 four seat tourer

Five seat touring car

£1085 (1920)
£895 (1920)
£795 (1922)
£795 (1923)
£750 (1924)
£750 (May 1925)
£810 (1925)
The De-Luxe model was supplied with rear windscreen, luggage grid, Gabriel Snubbers and clock.

Crossley 19.6 Four seat coupe

Four seat coupé

£1170 (1921)
£1095 (1922)
£1095 (1923)
£995 (1924)
£995 (May 1925)
The interior was upholstered in Bedford cord. The front seats were individual with the left one hinged to allow access to the rear.

The car illustrated was built for the Prince of Wales in 1923 with coachwork by Barker. It was painted dark blue with black wings. There was an openable division screen behind the front seats "making the car eminently suitable for both owner-driver as well as chauffeur". It was also offered for sale to the public and might or might not be the same as the ones listed by Crossley.

Crossley 19.6 two seat coupe

Two seat coupé

No longer listed after 1924 The 1924 catalogue also includes a 2 seater Touring car of similar appearance to the 2 door sports.

Crossley 19.6 two door sports

Two door sports

£1,100 (1920)
£920 (1921)
No longer listed after 1923. The sports models had a lighter chassis section of 4.5 inches (115 mm) as against 5.5 inches (140mm) on the heavier bodied cars and an external handbrake. They were presumably withdrawn on the introduction of the 20/70 model.

Crossley four door sports 19.6

Four door sports

£1,150 (1920)
No longer listed after 1923

The above, except for the 4 door coupé, are all Crossley factory bodies. Many cars were supplied in chassis form to independent coach builders.

Colours quoted in the 1922 catalogue were:-

two seater sports - primrose with black leather upholstery or grey with red leather upholstery.

five seater tourer - deep green, battleship grey, tabac brown or smoke blue each with matching leather upholstery.

four seater coupé, seven seater landaulette, five seater saloon - bright royal blue, deep mauve or neutral grey with Bedford cord or leather upholstery.

The wings were always black.

The prices quoted are from contemporary advertisements.

Four wheel brakes using the Perrot system were £35 extra in 1924 but were included in the price from late 1925. Front wheel brake cars have strengthening to the chassis dumb irons, modified wheel bearings and wider front springs as well as a modified axle.


capacity 3705cc
cylinders 4 monobloc with detachable head
bore 3 1/2 inches (89mm)
stroke 5 7/8 inches(150mm )
compression ratio 4.8:1
RAC Horse Power 19.6
carburettor Smiths 5 jet
valves side
lubrication pressure fed to main and big end bearings
ignition magneto - Lucas EB4, ML CG4 or BTH G4
max power 53 bhp at 2000rpm
acceleration 0-40 mph (0-65 kph) in 38 secs
fuel consumption (typical) 22 mpg (12.8 l/100km)
max speed (approx) 64 mph (103 km/h)
Gears 4 forward + reverse gears.
ratios - 1:1, 1.54:1, 2.54:1, 3.8:1
Clutch Ferodo faced cone
Rear axle spiral bevel
ratios - 3.57:1 (touring cars and coupés)
3.33:1 (two seater sports)
4.08:1 (Landaulettes and saloons)