1935 Crossley Regis Tourer

Believed to be one of only two Tourers surviving; engine and pre-selector gearbox recently rebuilt; starts instantly and runs very sweetly; driven 50 miles to the sale; large history file; find another!

Extremely rare car, believed to be one of only two Tourers surviving from no more than 25 made between 1935 and 1937. Coventry Climax four-cylinder 1,122cc engine producing 34bhp (RAC rating 10hp) and good for a top speed of 65mph. ENV Type 74 4-speed pre-selector gearbox.

First registered in Manchester in March 1935 with the registration number BNC 810, this Crossley Regis Tourer then reputedly had one owner until 1966 when it was acquired by a Mr Ed Gooch of Lincs. He took it to South Africa in 1972, keeping it until c.1983 when it was bought by a Mr Stan Whittles of Johannesburg.

In 1989 it appeared at a Coys auction in UK and then moved to Jersey where it was owned by a Mr Brian Surcouf for the next 20 years. He used the car regularly and looked after it well, as evidenced by many invoices on file. In 2010 it was offered for sale by Le Riche Automobile Restorers of Jersey for £29,950 which is when our vendor acquired it.

Brought back to England and registered as USU 625, it has been well-maintained in the current 11-year ownership. This includes: engine rebuilt by Bradbury Engineering of Market Drayton with new pistons, liners etc. plus conversion to run on unleaded fuel (£2,940). ENV gearbox rebuilt by Graham Whitehouse of Halesowen (£3,355).

Other work in the current ownership includes: new road springs and shock absorbers all round; new kingpins; rebuilt carburettor; five new tyres and inner tubes; new battery.

A full set of weather gear is present (hood, hood cover, sidescreens, full tonneau cover) all in good condition, along with an indoor car cover.

Affectionately known as Albert, the car has only covered around 1,000 miles since the engine rebuild and was driven 50 miles to the sale. It has been starting instantly and running very sweetly as we have moved it around on site, with good 50psi oil pressure.

A most attractive car all round and well-known to the Crossley Register, Albert comes with a large and interesting history file and is on offer here at a very attractive guide price.

For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]

Reg No: USU625
Chassis Number: 100301
Engine Number: 1632
Engine Size: 1122cc
Docs: V5C; 3 old MOTs; many invoices; import/export documents; correspondence; historic photos; period sales brochure; insurance valuation; technical literature etc.

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £12,000-14,000

Lot 59

Lot ended

Wednesday 14/09/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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