The "Eagle" range of single and double deck buses was introduced in mid 1928. The last were built in 1930 but still appeared in catalogues until 1934. The "Hawk" was a shortened version designed for the coach market.

82 forward control "Eagle" chassis were produced with numbers 90000 to 90080 and one normal control numbered 90101. Two were built as double deckers and one was bodied as a van. Twelve "Hawks" were produced numbered 90301 to 90312.

The remains of one Hawk survive.

BODY STYLES

Crossley Eagle bus front view

A 1928 Eagle built for the coach market and bodied by Spicer of Southport for Majestic Coach Lines Manchester - London service.

Crossley Eagle bus side view

A 1929 Eagle with Hickman body for H G Orr of Little Lever, Bolton

The 30/70 Eagle engine

The 30/70 engine used in the Eagle.

The Crossley 30/70 four cylinder petrol engine with aluminium cylinder head was used in these chassis.

The Eagle chassis was priced at £970 in 1930 and the Hawk £850.

SPECIFICATION

Engine/gearbox/transmission
capacity 5266 cc (petrol)
cylinders 4 cylinder pair cast
bore 4 5⁄16 inches (109.5 mm)
stroke 5½ inches (139.7 mm)
compression ratio n/a
RAC Horse Power 38
valves side
lubrication dry sump
max power 71 bhp (53 kW) at 2250 rpm
fuel consumption (typical) 10 mpg
max speed (approx) 50 mph (80 kph)
Gearbox 4 speed sliding mesh.
ratios: 5.884:1, 3.29:1, 1.88:1, 1:1.
Reverse 5.18:1
Clutch single dry plate
Rear axle Worm drive. Differential offset to near side (left)