The Crossley 25/30 was manufactured between 1919 and 1925. Approximately 600 cars were made. Chassis numbers range from 10000 to 15xxx. Numbers up to 12000 were shared with the 20/25 and 13000 onwards shared with the military 30 cwt light tenders. On some cars the chassis number is prefixed by a letter X but the significance of this is uncertain.

The engines were numbered and date stamped and engine numbers and chassis numbers were close but not usually identical. For example, engine number 15273 is stamped February 1925.

Many, probably most, of the cars had the V-shaped radiator but a flat type was available as an option.

Crossley 25-30 engine


Crossley 25-30 Buxton limousine

"Buxton" seven seat Pullman saloon.
£1425 (1921)
£1,000 (1922)
£1350 (1925) The upholstery was in Bedford cord.

Crossley 25/30 Manchester touring car

"Manchester" five seat touring car
£850 chassis only (1919)
£1375 (1920)
£1060 (1921)
£975 (1922)
£925 (1925) The upholstery was in leather.

Crossley 25/30 Chester limousine

"Chester" seven seat Limousine Landaulette.
£1350 (1921)
£1175 (1925) The upholstery in the interior was in Bedford cord and in the front leather.

Crossley 25/30 London coupe

"London" four seat coupé
£1325 (1921)
£1250 (1922)
£1150 (1925) The upholstery was in Bedford cord.

Crossley 25-30 ambulance

Ambulances were also built on the 25/30 chassis. The one illustrated here was supplied to Wigan Corporation in 1921. It cost £1550. A cheaper version could be fitted to reconstructed ex military chassis. Contemporary press reports stated that "having made a speciality of these vehicles, Crossley Motors Ltd have supplied a large number to country councils, corporations and similar authorities in all parts of Great Britain."
There was provision for two stretcher cases and two sitting patients and an attendant.
The number made is not known.

The above are all Crossley factory bodies. Many cars were supplied in chassis form to independent coach builders

The prices quoted are for the home market and come from contemporary advertisements or price lists.


capacity 4531cc
cylinders Four, pair cast
bore 4 inches (102mm)
stroke 5 1/2 inches (140mm)
compression ratio 4.29:1 (fixed head - early)
4.64:1 (detachable head - late)
RAC Horse Power 25.6
carburettor Smiths 5 jet
valves side
lubrication Full pressure fed
ignition Magneto (Lucas EB4)
max power 45 bhp (33 kw) @ 1750rpm (fixed head)
62 bhp (46 kw)@ 2300 rpm (detachable head)
fuel consumption (typical) 13-15 mpg(20 litres/100 km)
max speed (approx) 60 mph (95 kph)
Gears 4 speed right hand change
Clutch cone
Rear axle spiral bevel 4:1 ratio
straight cut (WD spec) 4.07:1