1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070

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Lot 75
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER

Sold for US$ 7,150 inc. premium
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER

Chassis no. VC20070

44ci SOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Tillotson 1-barrel Carburetor
26bhp at 5,400rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Live Axle Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Brakes

*One of the cutest automobiles ever built
*Capable of over 70mph when stripped down
*A Hot Shot won the first endurance race at Sebring in 1950
*Easy to park



THE CROSLEY HOT SHOT

Powel Crosley believed in small cars. He tried to build and market a cyclecar in the early 1900's, but the cyclecar market was decimated by the arrival of the Model T. Crosley then turned his attention to radios and refrigerators and hit the product and market sweet spot, turning his Cincinnati business into one of the success stories of the Depression era. Having made a fortune he took the small car idea up again in the late 1930's with a tiny 2-cylinder air cooled car. To promote its performance Crosley introduced the Hot Shot roadster. Simple and light, even doors on the Hot Shot were optional.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This little 1950 Crosley Hot Shot Roadster is cherry red with red vinyl upholstery. It is the basic Hot Shot without doors but with bumpers, rear deck mounted spare wheel and tire, flat windshield and top bows. Blackwall tires ride on body color steel wheels with hubcaps. It has been restored to good standards some years ago and has been carefully maintained since then with little use. The engine compartment is neat and orderly, showing little evidence of age and even less of use. Paint, chrome and upholstery are quite good. It is a real car, built in Crosley's factory, with an honorable heritage and a cheeky presentation that, even in a field full of mini and micro cars, will hold its own in no uncertain terms. A wonderful, jolly little car to take to the beach, or drive around the ranch.
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1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
1950 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER  Chassis no. VC20070
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