Designed by J. S. Critchley, the 22 hp was Crossley's first car and was announced in 1904 and first shown at the London Motor Show in February of that year. It was sometimes refered to as the 20-28. Early chassis are believed to have been imported from Belgium. The number made is not known.
Before 1919 chassis numbers were not segregated by model type and are in the range up to 2445. The last of these cars are thought to have been made in 1908.
The 22hp chassis
Early examples of the 22hp
Many cars were supplied in chassis-only form to independent coach builders with Manchester-based Joseph Cockshoot supplying the bodies for many.
|cylinders||4 pair cast. Fixed cylinder head.|
|bore||4 1/4 inches (110 mm)|
|stroke||5 1/8 inches (130 mm)|
|RAC Horse Power||24.6|
|carburettor||Crossley automatic (Smiths from 1907)|
|valves||Side. T Head. Twin camshafts|
|ignition||coil or magneto|
|max power||30 bhp at 900 rpm. 2000 rpm max.|
|fuel consumption (typical)||
|max speed (approx)||45 mph (70 kph)|
|Clutch||Twin internal expanding shoe. Metal to metal.|
|wheelbase||10 feet 0 inches (3048 mm)|
|length||10 feet 4 inches (3150 mm)|
|track||4 feet 7 inches (1397 mm)|
|weight||22 cwt (1120kg)|
|suspension - front||half-elliptic springs|
|suspension -rear||half-elliptic springs|
|brakes||Rear wheel only|
|wheels/tyres||875 x 105 or 880 x 120|