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The car was slightly updated with a higher bonnet resulting in a smoother scuttle line to the windscreen. In view of its history it was often referred to as the RFC. The roofs of the vehicles were designed to come off and be converted into pontoons for crossing rivers. The journey took from September to December A new feature was a detachable cylinder head on the engine which like all previous models had 4 cylinders. The Motor in quoted a top gear range of 4 to 64 mph on their test and were very complimentary about its hill climbing abilities. In those days acceleration was not tested but fuel consumption was better than 20mpg. Complete cars were also available in a wide range of styles as was usual in small production quality cars of the time. From 4 wheel brakes were available as an option. In one was supplied to the Prince of Wales. The engine was also used in several variants including Kegresse half tracks and six wheelers. One six wheeler was supplied to King George V with a shooting brake body, the chassis is believed to have come from a Crossley commercial or military vehicle and another went to the coachbuilders Barkers who fitted a mobile hunting box body for the Nawab of Bahawalpur. The latter was convertible to either sleeping accommodation or seating for twelve people. A six wheeler saloon car still using the The London showroom's Crossley car production records have been lost - all figures quoted here are estimates derived from known chassis numbers. Forty six of these cars are known to survive but some are incomplete. The increased performance was achieved by increasing the compression ration from 4. These modifications raised the power from 53 bhp at rpm to 76 bhp at rpm. Wire wheels for x tyres were usually fitted rather than the artillery ones fitted to the It was described by The Motor as "One of the best cars ever produced in England". From October 4 wheel 15 inch brakes using the Perrot system were available. Possibly as many as were made but only one complete example now survives. He was timed to lap at over mph and held several records including the two way kilometre at The designation was rather confusing as the actual RAC horsepower rating was It continued the modernising trend with in-unit engine and 3 speed gearbox and single plate clutch. The very flexible top gear performance from "a crawl" to the unspecified maximum was commented on and it was noted that the gearbox was easy to use with double de-clutching only being required on rapid down changing. They did not however like the way the luggage rack at the rear stuck out even when folded. From an updated version sometimes called the "new 14" appeared with four wheel brakes as standard as well as a slightly greater track and modified front axle. In The Autocar tested a tourer and were still impressed by top gear flexibility up to a maximum of 54 mph. Petrol consumption was 30mpg. No comment was made about the luggage carrier. It proved a popular model with being made. Production ceased in It seems that only one or two were made and it is probable that they were never marketed. It is believed that a two seat tourer version was given to one of the Crossley family daughters. This was a spacious, smooth running machine but at over 30 cwt rather heavy, so from was offered with an engine bored out to 3. These were a mix of touring cars and enclosed limousines, the ones to be used by the Duke who later became King George VI having red glasses in the side lights for identification purposes. The car used by the Duke to open Parliament in Australia is now in the Australian National collection but not on public display. The four speed gearbox allowed a minimum in top gear of around 5 mph and maxima in third gear of 50 mph and second gear of 30 mph. These top speeds represent over rpm, a lot for a road engine in those days, but are claimed in more than one road test. One of the body styles, the fabric saloon, reintroduced the Shelsey name from pre-war days. At the Motor Show it was relaunched as the Silver model with modifications to the brakes, gearbox and engine. This version continued in production until About were made and 24 are known to survive including eleven in Australia and three in New Zealand In a 2 litre sports model was produced which had all the lines of a classic British sports car of the era. It was built on the same It was capable of 77mph and The best one came 6th of the starters from that point. At the London Motor it was announced that Crossley would commence manufacture of a British Bugatti. Parts for 25 cars were ordered and 24 were made, the remaining parts being retained for spares. In the agreement was terminated with no further cars made after the initial batch. Four restored cars and parts of two others survive.
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