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Lot 805
1948 Crosley Station Wagon

Sold for US$ 2,530 inc. premium

MOTOR CARS

18 Sep 2004, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

1948 Crosley Station Wagon
CC57224
Long before small cars were fashionable, there was the Crosley. Nothing about Powell Crosley was fashionable. He was an earnest man who believed in himself, his electronics empire and the cars that he built.

The foundation for his miniscule automobile line was the Lloyd Taylors welded-steel C.O.B.R.A four-cylinder overhead-valve engine displacing 44 cid. Eventually replaced by a conventional cast-iron unit, this early Crosley is fitted with the earlier engine.

Finished in red and black, according to its odometer, this tiny car has only covered 18,562 miles. Fitted with a "True-Tone" radio, it retains its original fiber board headliner, but the interior is showing its age. To keep costs down, instead of using costly window regulators, Crosley used fitted less expensive sliding windows front and rear.
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