The BGV3 (British General Vehicle Type 3), also known as the Light Six 30cwt or Standard India Office Model,  replaced the BGV2 in 1929. It had a new chassis and used the 3705cc 20/70 engine. Production continued until 1935 going through BGV4 and BGV5 variants. Around 600 were made.

As well as military sales, the chassis was offered to the civilian market as the 20/60.

A modified version of the chassis with larger engine was used for the Crossley Mk1 armoured car.

A Kegresse half track version was also made.

Chassis numbers were in either the 60xxx range.


BODY STYLES

Crossley BGV3


The BGV3 chassis fitted with a staff car body. The body was built by Charles Roberts of Wakefield, Yorkshire.

Photo - Imperial War Museum collection.

Crossley BGV3


The BGV3 in truck form.

Photo - Imperial War Museum collection.

Crossley BGV3



In chassis form the BGV3 cost £765.

SPECIFICATION

Engine/gearbox/transmission
capacity 3705 cc
cylinders Four
bore 3 1/2 inches (89mm)
stroke 5 7/8 inches (150mm)
compression ratio
RAC horsepower 19.6
valves side
lubrication pressure fed to bearings
ignition magneto
carburettor
max power 60 bhp
fuel consumption (typical)
max speed (approx)
Gears 4 + 2 speed
Final Drive
Clutch single dry plate
Axle Front - beam axle
Rear - twin axle bogie