The Crossley Regis was manufactured between 1935 and 1937. Approximately 1050 were made.
Chassis numbers range from 100001 to 101043. 100001 to 100100 were used for both four and six cylinder cars but for later manufacture 100101 to 100599 was used for the 10/4 with 100504 being the highest known number. 100601 onwards were for the 6 cylinder Regis 12 and 6. No cars in the 100901 to 100999 sequence are known so it might not have been used.
The engines were made by Coventry Climax but carried Crossley badging.
The Regis originated when the Scottish dealer Gordon C McAndrew wanted an updated "Ten" for his use and commissioned C F Beauvais of coachbuilders New Avon to design the body. This was fitted to a modified 10hp chassis. This design was adapted by Crossley to produce the Regis Saloon with the original Beauvais design offered as the Sports Saloon. Both versions were shown at the 1934 London Motor Show. The lower built Sports Saloon was the popular choice with very few, possibly only 6, of the standard saloon made.
The four and six cylinder models were launched simultaneously. The only external difference between the 4 and 6 cylinder models is the grille which has a cross hatch pattern on the 4 cylinder and vertical slats on the 6 cylinder models.
Further details of the Regis can be found on the website developed by long term Regis owner Peter Caunt at http://crossley-regis.org
Six cylinder 12hp sports saloon.
This is the car supplied to the press for test purposes.
£335 (10hp) (1935-7)
£365 (12hp) (1935-7)
£325 (10hp) (1935)
This style was probably only available in 1934 and was effectively superseded by the Sports Saloon. Compared with the Sports Saloon note the higher waist line, the different lower forward edge to the front wings and the taller, squarer windscreen.
Very few of this model were sold and possibly two are known to survive.
Crossley bodied 10hp tourer.
Photo - Brian Surcouf
£340 (12hp) (1935)
Convertible coupé (Tickford)
365 (10hp) (1936)
£410 (12hp) (1935)
There are no known survivors.
Other body styles existed, especially on exported cars which were often supplied in chassis only form.
The prices quoted are from contemporary advertisements.
|capacity|| 4 cylinder 1122cc (MC Type engine)
6 cylinder (12hp) 1476cc (JM type engine) or
1640cc (JMC type engine)
|cylinders||4 or 6 monobloc|
|bore|| 4 cylinder 63 mm
6 cylinder (12hp) 59 mm (JM) 63 mm (JMC)
|stroke|| 4 cylinder 90 mm
6 cylinder 90 mm
|compression ratio|| 4 cylinder 6:1
6 cylinder 6.2:1
|RAC Horse Power||9.8 (MC), 12.95 (JM), 14.76(JMC)|
|valves||Overhead inlet side exhaust operated by single camshaft|
|lubrication||Pressure to main and big end bearings and camshaft|
|max power|| 4 cylinder 34bhp at 4500rpm
6 cylinder 42bhp at 4500rpm (JM) or
48 bhp at 4500rpm (JMC)
|fuel consumption (typical)|| 4 cylinder 28-30 mpg
6 cylinder 21-25 mpg
|max speed (approx)|| 4 cylinder 65 mph (105 kph)
6 cylinder (12hp) 75 mph (120 kph)
|acceleration|| 4 cylinder 0-50mph (80 kph) in 30.9 sec
6 cylinder 0-50mph (80 kph) in 25 sec
|Gears|| ENV type 75 4 speed preselector
ratios 1:1; 1.34:1; 2:1; 3.4:1
|Drive shaft||Open shaft with metal Hardy Spicer type joints|
|Rear axle|| spiral bevel
|wheelbase||9 feet 1/2 inch (2756 mm)|
|length||14 feet 11 inches (4546 mm)|
|track||4 feet 0 inches (1219 mm)|
|width overall||5 feet 3 inches (1600 mm)|
|weight|| saloon - 25 cwt (1270 kg)
22cwt (1120 kg) unladen
|steering||Burman-Douglas worm and nut|
|suspension - front||Offset semi elliptic springs.|
|suspension -rear||Offset semi elliptic springs.|
|brakes||Bendix cable "single anchor" type. Foot and hand brake operating on all wheels.|
|wheels/tyres|| Tyre size - 5.50 x 16
Pressure - 26psi front ; 36 psi rear (4 cyl)
22 psi front : 28 psi rear (6 cyl)