1948 Crosley Pickup California Barnfind been in storage for 65 years No Reserve

Price: - Item location: Oakland, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Type: Pickup Truck
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 25000
  • VIN: 29268
  • Color: Green
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1948 Other Makes

1948 Crosley PickupCalifornia BarfindOriginal 72 year old paintOriginal California 1951 License plateNO RESERVE AUCTION

We have a 72-year-old East Bay Native who has been locked up for the last 65 years.

A true California barn find from a giant vault parked in climate-controlled storage since 1955.

This 1948 Crossly Pickup has a history that would be difficult to duplicate.

When this car was 3 years old the vehicle was purchased by Virgil T Flick 1245 Utica St Hayward from Skyline Motors at 8239 East 14th St on Oakland’s east side, the lien holder is the present family. This vehicle was bought back from Virgil by Skyline Motors 65 years ago and sealed away in dry storage.

The original paint is in good condition especially for being 72 years old. The body is very sold with no sign of any rust that I can see please look carefully of the high-resolution photos that take time to load.

The interior is in fantastic condition the original gauges are clear and bright with the odometer showing 25xxx miles. The owner liked the car and had space to store it so he did. The seats are like new they look great the material is in genuinely nice shape. The floor is solid, the bed looks very solid other than paint loss.

The car has the plate it would have in 1955, the 1951 plate went from 1951-1955 and replaced with yellow 56 plate.

The car has the same tires it had when Dwight D Eisenhower was president and seem to hold air, it also has the original Crossly hub caps

Other than paint flaws a very solid original California survivor that is complete and its cute as hell. For the right person this is an opportunity with tons of potential.

The little SOHC 4 cylinder has not run in 65 years, clearly the car will need some refurbishing but solid California survivor cars that have been parked in good storage for 65 years are difficult to come by.

Any one can restore a car but original California natives sealed away for 65 years and has lived it’s entire 72 years on the warm side of the Bay are impossible to duplicate


History on Crosely Cars

By 1939, industrialist Powel Crosley, Jr. had already made a fortune as a radio and appliance manufacturer. He also had a passion for cars, and believed that America was ready for a small economy car. With the assistance of his younger brother Lewis, he incorporated Crossly Motors and began assembling his tiny, no-frills cars in Richmond, Indiana.

Part of Crosley’s plan was to sell his microcars in department stores that also sold his radios and refrigerators. The design made the car narrow enough (48” width) to be moved through a standard commercial store door, and small enough to be worked on in back rooms, Indeed, most of the sales came Crosley appliance stores.

Pre-War Crosley Cars (1939-1942)

The first of the Crosly cars was a two-door convertible, riding on an 80-inch wheelbase and weighting less than 1,000 pounds. The chassis had half-elleptic springs with a beam axle in front and quarter-ellitic springs in the rear. Under the hood, along with the battery and four-gallon gas tank sat a tiny two-cylinder engine

Crosley Motors, Inc. resumed production in 1946. A new, larger CC model featured a body designed by Sundberg and Ferar, a company wjo designed products such as home appliances, automotive and medical products, industrial equipment, vending machines, and others.

Exterior differences from the pre-WW2 models included headlights recessed into the front fenders. Although produced in mid-1946 they were referred to as 1947 models

Production of the CC model ran through 1948.

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