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.
6 cylinder monobloc
RAC Horse Power
overhead, pushrod operated
pressure to the 4 main and 6 big end bearings
fuel consumption (typical)
Super Six Fabric Saloon - 15.5 mpg
max speed (approx)
Super Six Fabric Saloon - 72mph (115 kph)
0-50mph 25 seconds (Super Six Fabric Saloon)
4 speed centre change. "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)
Open shaft with metal universal joints
semi floating axles with spiral bevel gears ratio 4.75:1 (Golden) 4.25 (Super Six) 4.72:1 (Super Six limousine)
Golden - 10 feet 3 inches (3124 mm) Super Six limousine - 11 feet 5 inches (3480 mm)
Golden - 13 feet 9 3/4 inches (4210 mm) Super Six Fabric Saloon - 15 feet 4 inches (4674 mm) Super Six limousine - 16 feet 3 1/2 inches (4966 mm)