Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1931
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Red/Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Estimate: £15,000 - £18,000
Registration Number: WM 6897
Chassis Number: 81660
The Crossley Brothers, originally manufacturers of textile machinery and rubber processing plant, started car production in 1903. Production of cars was initially on a small scale, but after 1909 (when a new range was introduced) it rapidly built up. Crossleys were always regarded as well-engineered, robust machines, and were taken up by the British War Office and from 1913 they were ordered for the new Royal Flying Corps (RFC). The outbreak of the First World War resulted in a rapid expansion of the RFC, and by 1918 they had over 6,000 Crossleys with staff car, tender (light truck), and ambulance bodies.
The Crossley Silver, which superseded the 15.7, was manufactured between 1930 and 1934. Main changes from the 15.7 were an amended chassis (common with the Golden), a centre change gear box and s