The Crossley 40 hp was introduced in 1906. 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 cars are thought to have been made in 1910. Only one is known to survive.

Crossley 40hp chassis
Crossley 40hp engine


Crossley 40hp

The 1909 40hp car now in the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry being recovered from Brome Hall, Eye, Suffolk in 1953.
The coachbuilder is not known.

Crossley 40hpcoupe

Charles Jarrott in a 1907 Single Limousine with coachwork by Salmons & Sons.
The car was made for the Duke of Sutherland.

Crossley 40hp landaulette

A Single Landaulette from the 1908 catalogue.

Many, probably most, cars were supplied in chassis only form to independent coach builders. In 1906 the chassis was listed at £500.


capacity 6991cc
cylinders 4 pair cast. Fixed cylinder head.
bore 4 3/4 inches (120.65 mm)
stroke 5 15/16 inches (150.8 mm)
compression ratio
RAC Horse Power 36
carburettor Crossley automatic (Smiths from 1907)
valves side -inlet on the right, exhaust on the left
lubrication exhaust pressurised total loss system
ignition either high or low tension magneto (options)
max power 44 bhp at 1000 rpm
fuel consumption (typical)
max speed (approx)
Gears 4
Clutch Metal
Final Drive Chain (Shaft from 1907)
Rear axle