Photographs of several examples of Crossley Regis cars will be found on the "Gallery 1" page of this site.
In the Construction pages, are photographs of the car under construction. An additional collection of photographs during this period are shown in "Gallery 2."
"Gallery 3" has photographs covering the period during which the car has been on the road during 2009, 2010,2011 and the start of 2012.
"Gallery 4" has details of 2013 onwards.
In the ENV Type 75 Preselector Gearbox Manual page are photographs of all pages and drawings in the manual which can be saved to your own computer and printed to form an Instruction Manual.
MAGAZINE ARTICLES: Articles describing this car have appeared in the Australian magazine "Restored Cars", Number 199 of March/April 2010 and the English "The Automobile" Volume 29, Number 2 of April 2011. The assistance of Michael Ware in the latter Publication is gratefully appreciated.
Last Updated: - 16th December 2014 - Details added to "Construction" page with information on book about Wooden-Bodied Vehicles and glueing techniques in the modern restoration World.
Links: www.crossley-motors.org.uk/ This is the site for the Crossley Register in UK and is well worth a visit.
The archives of the designer of the Crossley Regis, Mr C F Beauvais are held in the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and can be viewed on-line at: www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/? irn=163467&img=162391
This badge was fitted to all Regises built with Crossley Motors Ltd bodies. It was fitted to the front door sills on both sides of the car.
This revised badge shows that the body was built by Ruskin Motor Bodies Ltd., , but restored by R W caunt & Sons between 1998 and 2009. (Actual body frame completed in 2006, hence body number RWC01/2006.)
This Regis is a 10 hp car found in Umina Beach in 1998 in a dismantled state with the body completely dismantled and needing a full rebuiild. The car was back on the road in January 2009. See The Australian Regis page for full details.
This car is Chassis 100389, Engine MC 1742 of 1935. The chassis was exported to Australia and the body built by Ruskin Motor Bodies of Melbourne, Victoria. The body was built to the English Regis outline although Ruskins offered their own body style if customers wanted something different.
It appears that Crossley Motors in UK sent a set of UK Regis model panels to Ruskin Motor Bodies for a car to be built using these panels to show what the UK design was like. The car featured would appear to be this car. A search for "Crossley Regis" in Google will find hits for the Argus newspaper of Melbourne, Australia for various dates between 1935 and 1937 mentioning this importation of English panels. Further checks for information will be made of the Ruskin items in car magazines of the day in the Mitchell and State Libraries of NSW in due course.
The original chassis plate was missing from the car but in September 2009 became available through the help of Motorden of Brisbane, an ebay automotive badge dealer from whom I bought the plate. Motorden's help is very much appreciated, especially since the correct chassis and engine numbers can now be displayed on the car.
Interestingly, Motorden found a Ruskin Body badge which fits on the nearside scuttle panel of Ruskin - bodied cars and this is now on this Regis. Later, Motorden found a Ruskin Motor Body body number plate for attaching to the dashboard of the car. The number shown does not necessarily apply to this car but the fitting "finishes off" the Ruskin badging of the car.
The car is shown at The Broom Factory, Wallalong, NSW which is the headquarters of the Bowthorne Motor Club.
Photo P E Caunt. February 2014
Crossley Motors Limited of Gorton, Manchester UK were builders of cars, buses, commercial and military vehicles for over fifty years. The last car model built by the Company - and sold in reasonable numbers - was the Regis in 10hp, four cylinder and 12.9hp, six cylinder forms between 1934 and 1937. Crossley Motors Limited was set up about 1910 as an offshoot of Crossley Brothers Limited, makers of stationary engines of high quality and reliability.
Australian Crossley Regis design:
The design below shows a Ruskin Motor Body design based on a Crossley Regis chassis. The photographs were published in July 1936 in the Coach and Motor Body Builder of Australia and New Zealand, the lower view also coming from the Crossley Motors archives owned by the Crossley Register of UK.