1951 Crosley Convertible - Great Runner! Rare Convertible!

Price: US $18,500.00 Item location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Model: Crosley
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Convertible
  • Year: 1951
  • Mileage: 80,000
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 4 Cyl
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Manual
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1951 Other Makes Crosley

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1951 Crosley Convertible offered with a reserve

This very nice convertible is in very good condition throughout. It runs and drives quite well and really needs nothing but a happy new owner. Part of a large collection of important cars, his car holds its own among much more valuable cars. The cute factor of a Crosley is not to be underestimated, nd this rare convertible is certainly a sure bet for increased appreciation as the years pass.

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Industrialist Powel Crosley, r., f Cincinnati, hio, wner of Crosley Broadcasting Corporation and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, ad ambitious plans to build a subcompact car and with the able assistance of his younger, raduate engineer brother Lewis Crosley, eveloped assembly plants at Richmond, ndiana, nd Marion, ndiana. In May 1939, he first car was shown at the Indianapolis Speedway. It was a two-door convertible that weighed under 1,000-pound and sold for US$250. It did not achieve sales success, ut in 1941 more body styles were introduced. The chassis had an 80-inch wheelbase using half-elliptic springs with beam axle in front and quarter-elliptic springs in the rear. The power came from a two-cylinder Waukesha air-cooled engine that had the fan as an integral part of the flywheel. The engine was connected with a three-speed transmission and then directly via a torque tube to the rear axle, hus eliminating the need for joints. However, his arrangement was judged unreliable, nd conventional universal joints were fitted beginning in 1941. In 1941, he body styles available were expanded to include two- and four-passenger convertibles, convertible sedan, station wagon, panel truck, pickup, nd two models called "Parkway Delivery" (a mini-panel with no roof over the front seat) and "Covered Wagon" (a convertible pickup truck with a removable back seat). Crosley's first metal-topped sedan (the Liberty Sedan) was introduced for 1942. During World War II, he Crosley became attractive because of gasoline rationing and the good mileage it could achieve: 50 miles per US gallon. Crosley was the last company to cease production of civilian vehicles in 1942, artly to aid Crosley sales to facilitate fuel conservation, nd partly because the War Production Board needed time to determine a use for Crosley's small factories. Civilian car production resumed at the Marion facility in 1946 with the new, arger and aerodynamic CC model, esigned by the firm of Sundberg & Ferar of Royal Oak, ichigan. (The Richmond facility had been sold during the war years.)
Crosley introduced several "firsts" in the American automobile industry, ncluding the first use of the term 'Sport Utility' in 1948 (albeit on an open model based on the wagon, ot a wagon on a truck chassis); first mass-market single overhead camshaft (SOHC) engine in 1946; first slab-sided postwar car, lso in 1946; first all steel-bodied wagon in 1947; first American car to be fitted with 4-wheel caliper type disc brakes in the 1949 model year (Chrysler Imperial introduced four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment on Crown Imperials at the beginning of the 1949 model year, ut they were not of the caliper type); and the first American sports car, he Hotshot, n the 1949 model year. 1950 brought the Farm-O-Road model, 63-inch wheelbase utility vehicle predictive of the John Deere Gator and other UTVs. Our Ebay Policies:
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