Crossley Golden and Super Six
The Crossley Golden was introduced in 1931 and the Super Six in 1929 as a replacement for the 20.9 and continued until 1935. The main changes, introduced with the Golden, were a revised chassis (similar to the Silver) improved brakes and a central gear change. The radiator shell was updated and wire wheels replaced the artillery type used on the earlier cars.
At the 1930 London Motor Show a prototype six wheeled limousine was shown. This used a 3440 cc version of the engine (the bore was enlarged to 78mm) with transmission and chassis based on the military/commercial vehicles. In 1929 a six wheel open car had been produced with bodywork by Barker as a special order for King George V who at the time was still recovering from illness but wished to resume shooting expeditions but this new vehicle was considerably more luxurious. It is not known if more than the prototype was made but production must have been intended as a brochure was produced.
The number made is estimated at 100. Chassis numbers range from 42101 to 42299.
"Twin-top" type with 3rd speed in constant mesh.
ratios 1:1, 1.4:1, 2.3:1, 3.7:1
(The first few Super Sixes were fitted with the 20.9 right hand change gearbox)
ratio 4.75:1 (Golden)
4.25 (Super Six)
4.72:1 (Super Six limousine)
Super Six limousine - 11 feet 5 inches (3480 mm)
Super Six Fabric Saloon - 15 feet 4 inches (4674 mm)
Super Six limousine - 16 feet 3 1/2 inches (4966 mm)
5 feet 10 inches (Super Six Fabric Saloon)
30 x 5.25 or 6.00 x 18 (Golden)
Pressures - 29 psi front : 36 psi rear.
5.25 x 21 (Super Six)
33 x 6 (Super Six limousine)
Info from crossley motors