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Crosley History

History

This is the history of the brand Crosley since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Crosley

The story begins Crosley car brand in America. Crosley Company was a car manufacturer based Crosley Corporation and later Crosley Motors Incorporated in the United States from 1939 to 1952. (Not to be confused with the company Crossley, based Crossley Motors, England)



The entrepreneur shall command Crosley Jr. of Ohio, the owner of Crosley Broadcasting Corporation and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team had grandiose plans to construct a compact car and assembly plants in Richmond.



In May 1939, the show Indianapolis Speedway was presented their first car. It was a two-door convertible, which weighed 450kg and sold for $ 250. It was not an instant success, but it had begun.



Car chassis was with a base length of 203cm, semi-elliptic leaf springs with a continuous front axle and a quarter elliptic at the rear. Two-cylinder engine of the brand Waukesha air-cooled, which had a blade as part of the flywheel. The engine was connected to a three-speed transmission and then drove straight pipe drive shaft to the rear axle vehicle, thus removing the need for a connecting plate.



In 1941. body clearance was extended to two and four-seater convertible, coupe - cabriolet car station wagon, cargo van, pickup truck.



Also, two new brands Parkway Delivery (without a roof over the front seat) and pick-up convertible with a retractable rear seat Covered Wagon.



During World War II model of Crosley became popular because of the rationing of gasoline and a good run in miles (50 miles to the gallon, 5 l/100 km).



Crosley was the last company that has suspended production of civilian vehicles in 1942., Thus allowing buyers to purchase as many machines Crosley, providing state support to save fuel consumption.



Production of civilian vehicles resumed in 1945. Mark Crosley Hot Shot was the first post-war sports car in America, presented in 1949. Also, in 1949. Crosley was the first company in America who converted the entire line of products on the disc brakes.



1948 was the best year for car sales with a score of 24,871 units. In 1949, sales began to decline, and even brand new Crosley Hot shot with ranch jeep in 1950 could not stop the decline.



In 1952, only 1,522 were sold cars Crosley. In the same year, production stopped and the plant was sold to General Tire and Rubber Company.



In 1950, the brand Crosley Hot shot won first place in the race Sebring.
Photo car 1951 Crosley Hot Shot
The new engine Waukesha Model 150 Cub Twin, 580 cc / cc, air-cooled L-head was opposed to the two-cylinder engine, created by Engines of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and was used in the period from 1939 to 1942.



In 1946, he was replaced by CoBra (from "Copper Brazed"), 721 cc / cm. This engine was in turn replaced in 1949 by a new and reliable engine CIBA (Crosley Cast Iron Block Assembly).



Engine CoBra (Copper Brazed better known as "The Mighty Tin") was developed by Lloyd Tylor, Taylor Engines in California for military use abroad on the PT boats and B-17 Flying Fortress bombers.



The engine was made larger than the sheet steel from cast iron, such as other engines. This was done in order to achieve thin, uniform thickness, and thus to avoid the creation of hot spots around the combustion chamber, which can ignite the fuel, causing prelaunch (knocking).



Prior to 1946 the engine was not designed for use in cars. The engine was light weight, the unit weighs only 6.7 kg, 60 kg of automotive accessories. Engine power is 26ls



CIBA (Crosley Cast Iron Block Assembly) was more traditional and reliable engine of a cast iron block. When Crosley Motors, Inc. was sold, the engine was renamed AeroJet and production continued. Issue AeroJet ended in 1955. and the right engine was sold to Fageol.

Latest classic Crosley cars offered in listings in the United States:

1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1948 Crosley Pickup 1948 Crosley Pickup 14 $US $4,400.00
1948 Other Makes Station Wagon 1948 Other Makes Station Wagon 8 $US $5,000.00
1947 Crosley Coupe 1947 Crosley Coupe 8 $US $3,100.00
1948 Other Makes Station Wagon 1948 Other Makes Station Wagon 8 $US $5,800.00
Other Makes: CROSLEY "LITTLE CHIEF" LITTLE CHIEF MADE BY FLY & HARWOOD CO. Other Makes: CROSLEY "LITTLE CHIEF" LITTLE CHIEF MADE BY FLY & HARWOOD CO. 21 $C $9,999.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1950 Crosley Delivery Wagon 1950 Crosley Delivery Wagon 11 $6,800.00
1951 Other Makes 1951 Other Makes 21 $US $7,300.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1950 Other Makes Station Wagon 1950 Other Makes Station Wagon 18 $US $7,500.00
1954 Nash Metropolitan Convertible  Metropolitan Convertible 1954 Nash Metropolitan Convertible Metropolitan Convertible 12 $US $4,100.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1951 CROSLEY 1951 CROSLEY 16 $US $6,500.00
1952 Other Makes 1952 Other Makes 8 $12,500.00
1957 Nash 1957 Nash 11 $US $5,000.00
1951 CROSLEY super 1951 CROSLEY super 16 $US $6,500.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1951 Other Makes 1951 Other Makes 18 $US $5,778.00
1951 Other Makes Wagon 1951 Other Makes Wagon 12 $12,500.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $US $2,120.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1952 Other Makes Station Wagon 1952 Other Makes Station Wagon 12 $12,625.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 12 $6,400.00
1948 Other Makes Crosley Pick-up Panel Delivery 1948 Other Makes Crosley Pick-up Panel Delivery 12 $US $2,399.00
1950 Other Makes 1950 Other Makes 12 $10,995.00
1951 Crosley Delivery Wagon 1951 Crosley Delivery Wagon 10 $7,800.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1951 Other Makes Crosley  Hotshot Super Sports 1951 Other Makes Crosley Hotshot Super Sports 12 $US $3,840.00
1951 Fiat Other Rare Crosley Super Convertible 1951 Fiat Other Rare Crosley Super Convertible 21 $9,950.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 11 $7,200.00
1950 Other Makes Super Station Wagon 1950 Other Makes Super Station Wagon 19 $US $4,199.00
1950 Other Makes 1950 Other Makes 12 $12,995.00
1948 Other Makes Crosley Pick-up Panel Delivery 1948 Other Makes Crosley Pick-up Panel Delivery 12 $US $2,899.00
1947 Other Makes Crosley Round Side Pickup Truck  Crosley Round Side Pickup Truck 1947 Other Makes Crosley Round Side Pickup Truck Crosley Round Side Pickup Truck 12 $US $4,350.00
1947 Other Makes Crosley 1947 Other Makes Crosley 12 $5,000.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1950 Crosley 1950 Crosley 12 $US $900.00
1947 Crosley 1947 Crosley 8 $US $3,895.00
1951 Other Makes Super Sport 1951 Other Makes Super Sport 10 $3,950.00
1952 Other Makes Station Wagon 1952 Other Makes Station Wagon 12 $12,625.00
1951 Fiat Other Rare Crosley Super Convertible 1951 Fiat Other Rare Crosley Super Convertible 21 $10,400.00
1952 Other Makes Station Wagon 1952 Other Makes Station Wagon 12 $14,125.00
1951 Other Makes Station wagon 1951 Other Makes Station wagon 6 $3,500.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1951 Fiat Other Rare Crosley Super Convertible 1951 Fiat Other Rare Crosley Super Convertible 21 $10,500.00
1947 Crosley 1947 Crosley 12 $US $5,500.00
1948 Other Makes Crosley Pick-up Panel Delivery 1948 Other Makes Crosley Pick-up Panel Delivery 12 $US $2,998.00
1949 Other Makes 1949 Other Makes 10 $2,100.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1951 Other Makes 1951 Other Makes 12 $US $5,445.00
1947 Other Makes 1947 Other Makes 10 $2,100.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1947 Other Makes sedan 1947 Other Makes sedan 12 $3,000.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 10 $US $6,800.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $82,995.00
1950 Other Makes Station wagon 1950 Other Makes Station wagon 12 $US $2,850.00
1948 Other Makes 1948 Other Makes 4 $US $82,995.00
1947 Crosley CC 1947 Crosley CC 11 $US $3,000.00
1950 Other Makes : Crosley : Tin Woody 1950 Other Makes : Crosley : Tin Woody 2 $US $12,000.00
Trades Considered Financing Available $355 per month Trades Considered Financing Available $355 per month 4 $32,900.00
Converted to Panel Wagon Converted to Panel Wagon 12 $3,000.00
Trades Considered Financing Available $355 per month Trades Considered Financing Available $355 per month 4 $32,900.00
Trades Considered Financing Available $355 per month Trades Considered Financing Available $355 per month 4 $32,900.00
Braje  Micro Car Braje Micro Car 12 $1,044.52
Trades Considered Financing Available $355 per month 0 $32,900.00
Twice as big as a golf cart, Almost Twice as big as a golf cart, Almost 11 $510.00
1951 Crosley station wagon CD 1951 Crosley station wagon CD 12 $3,000.00
1951 Crosley station wagon 1951 Crosley station wagon 8 $5,000.00
1948 CROSLEY WAGON 1948 CROSLEY WAGON 12 $5,000.00
1948 1/2 Crosley Sedan 14k original miles! Great Survivor! 1948 1/2 Crosley Sedan 14k original miles! Great Survivor! 12 $3,050.00
1948 Crosley Wagon  Runs and drives! 1948 Crosley Wagon Runs and drives! 12 $1,525.00
1948 CROSLEY CONVERTIBLE MICRO MINI CAR 1948 CROSLEY CONVERTIBLE MICRO MINI CAR 12 $7,500.00
Braje  Micro Car Braje Micro Car 12 $2,025.00
Nice Original 1949 Crosley CD Sedan-runs and drives Great!!! Bill of sale only!! Nice Original 1949 Crosley CD Sedan-runs and drives Great!!! Bill of sale only!! 12 $2,031.23
Rare Antique/vintage 1939 Crosley coupe convertible 1st year/ includes trailer!! Rare Antique/vintage 1939 Crosley coupe convertible 1st year/ includes trailer!! 12 $6,100.00
1952 Crosley 1952 Crosley 12 $21,000.00
1947 RARE CROSLEY TRUCK 1947 RARE CROSLEY TRUCK 12 $14,500.00
1951 Crosley Super Convertible 1951 Crosley Super Convertible 2 $17,777.00
1949 Crosley Station Wagon 1949 Crosley Station Wagon 11 $1,000.00
1951 Crosley Super Sport Roadster Micro Car Restored 44ci 4 Cylinder 3 Speed 1951 Crosley Super Sport Roadster Micro Car Restored 44ci 4 Cylinder 3 Speed 4 $20,000.00
1948 Crosley station wagon with many extras 1948 Crosley station wagon with many extras 11 $2,000.00
1947 Crosley Sedan Restored 1947 Crosley Sedan Restored 11 $1,000.00
null 1951 Crosley null 1951 Crosley 1 $22,000.00
null Crosley null Crosley 11 $1,000.00
1952 Custom Crosley Convertible Super Sport Hot Rod 1952 Custom Crosley Convertible Super Sport Hot Rod 9 $24,687.00
1950 CROSLEY HOTSHOT 1950 CROSLEY HOTSHOT 5 $5,284.00
1952 Crosley Super Sport 1952 Crosley Super Sport 10 $6,186.00
CROSLEY CROSLEY 6 $10,432.00
Vintage Micro 1952 Crosley Super Sport Microcar Antique Vintage Micro 1952 Crosley Super Sport Microcar Antique 11 $9,551.00
1951 Crosley Station Wagon (No reserve) 1951 Crosley Station Wagon (No reserve) 11 $5,319.00
1952 Crosley Sport Roadster 1952 Crosley Sport Roadster 11 $8,553.00
Vintage Micro 1952 Crosley Super Sports Vintage Micro 1952 Crosley Super Sports 11 $6,949.00
1951 CROSLEY HOT SHOT SUPERSPORT, ACTUAL ZEROMOBILE FROM ZERO CANDY BARS 1951 CROSLEY HOT SHOT SUPERSPORT, ACTUAL ZEROMOBILE FROM ZERO CANDY BARS 1 $16,818.00
1960 Crofton Bug Similar to Crosley Farm-O-Road Jeep Style Microcar 1960 Crofton Bug Similar to Crosley Farm-O-Road Jeep Style Microcar 11 $8,115.00
1951 Crosley Fleetside Pickup Truck!  Great condition! Cherry Red! 1951 Crosley Fleetside Pickup Truck! Great condition! Cherry Red! 11 $5,625.00
1950 CROSLEY WAGON, MAGAZINE FEATURED, HIGH QUALITY RESTORATION 1950 CROSLEY WAGON, MAGAZINE FEATURED, HIGH QUALITY RESTORATION 1 $7,931.00
Simply beautiful fully restored 1951 Crosley Super convertible very rare sweet Simply beautiful fully restored 1951 Crosley Super convertible very rare sweet 11 $7,769.00
1949 Crosley  Super Sport Roadster RESTORED 44ci ! Quality 3 preserved 1949 Crosley Super Sport Roadster RESTORED 44ci ! Quality 3 preserved 2 $5,799.00
1952 Crosley HotShot 1952 Crosley HotShot 6 $8,000.00