Friday 4th November 1921
At the 1921 London Motor Show it was announced that Crossley would commence manufacture of a British Bugatti. Parts for twenty five Type 23 Bescia Bugatti were ordered and 24 were made, the remaining parts being retained for spares. In 1925 the agreement was terminated with no further cars made after the initial batch. Four restored cars and two others survive. Jowett, producers of light cars and commercial vehicles since 1904, exhibited at the show for the first time.