providing a low-hung body platform without sacrificing ground clearance, while the X member which braces the rear of the chassis is ingeniously con 90 80 70 60
50 o. i 40 30 20 to 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 SECONDS The acceleration chart of the 11-litre Crossley
structed to provide room for shallow foot wells. The springs are long semi-elliptics, underslung at the rear, and hydraulic shock absorbers are used on both axles. The brakes are of the self-energising Bendix type, and thanks to the substantial mechanism and drums, come into
operation without any tendency to snatch.
A 12-volt electrical system is used, with two six-volt batteries one on either side of the propeller shaft. The Lucas headlights are of de-luxe type in keeping with the general standard of the car, and provide ample driving light for full speed after dark. The dip-and-switch mechanism is operated from the centre of the steering wheel.
A handsome well-made fast touring car sums the qualities of the Crossley, and no one who drives the car can fail to be impressed with its feeling of solidarity and the hand-made niceties of the chassis and body. The only criticism or, rather, suggestion we have to offer is that the high quality of the chassis be further utilised by listing an alternate power-unit of two litres capacity, a type already available and of the same dimensions. In this way one would secure perhaps an extra ten miles an hour with a small increase of running costs. This larger ” Regis ” would be a welcome addition to the ranks of high-grade sports cars of medium capacity.