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

BODY STYLES

Crossley Regis

Six cylinder 12hp sports saloon.
This is the car supplied to the press for test purposes.
£335 (10hp) (1935-7)
£365 (12hp) (1935-7)

Crossley regis Standard Saloon

Standard saloon
£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This style was probably only available in 1934 and was effectively superseded by the Sports Saloon.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 Regis Tourer

Crossley bodied 10hp tourer.
Photo - Brian Surcouf
£310 (1935)
£340 (12hp) (1935)

Crossley Regis Tickford Tourer

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.

SPECIFICATION

Engine/gearbox/transmission
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)
carburettor Solex
valves Overhead inlet side exhaust operated by single camshaft
lubrication Pressure to main and big end bearings and camshaft
ignition coil
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
Clutch Newton centrifugal
Drive shaft Open shaft with metal Hardy Spicer type joints
Rear axle spiral bevel
ratio 5.33:1