Crossley Condor Bus
|Body and chassis|
Introduced in 1930, the Crossley Condor was a double-deck chassis with a wheelbase of 16ft 71/2in.
It was originally offered with a choice of either a Crossley 6.796 litre 6-cylinder overhead valve petrol engine or a Gardner 5LW oil engine.
Transmission was via a dry plate clutch and 4-speed sliding mesh gearbox to a worm rear axle, whilst the brakes were of the single vacuum servo type. In
December 1930 a further alternative engine was offered, this being a Crossley 6-cylinder direct injection oil engine of 9.12 litres capacity.This was replaced in 1933 by a Crossley 6-cylinder indirect injection oil engine of 9.12 litres capacity.
Although all the Condors built after 1933 were fitted with oil engines, the petrol engine was still available until 1936. One solitary 6-wheel Condor was built in 1934, this remaining unique. Production of the Condor ended during the latter part of 1936.