Classifind Cut: 1947 Crosley Roundside Pickup Project – Sold?
February 1, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
If the name “Crosley” doesn’t resonate with you as an automobile manufacturer, it’s likely because it was a small independent American manufacturer between 1939 and 1952 based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Powell Crosley, an industrialist more famous for radios than cars, created the company with a vision of minimalist, subcompact, affordable cars. While the company’s station wagons proved to be the most popular model, the company also offered a range of sedans, convertibles, a sports car called the Hotshot, and even a tiny Jeep-like vehicle called the Pup, and even a mini pickup such as this 1947 Crosley Roundside originally listed in January 2021 on Craigslist in Poestenkill, New York (Albany).
Crosley introduced several “firsts” in American automotive history, including the first affordable, mass-market car with an overhead camshaft engine in 1946; the first American cars to be fitted with 4-wheel caliper type disc brakes, as well as America’s first post-war sports car, the Hotshot, in the 1949 model year. All Croslers were lightweight (less than 1,500 pounds) body-on-frame cars with rigid axles front and rear, and engines with less than 61 cubic inches in displacement. With exception of the late introduced Hotshot and Farm-O-Road models, the vast majority of all Crosleys were built on an 80-inch wheelbase
This example featured here is reported to be a running project with a solid frame and body, the caretaker of the past twenty years is now offering his Crosley for $4,000.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“I have a 1947 Crosley Pickup that I owned for 20 years yard drives super solid frame &body great start to restore or with a little work a driver The Roundside Crosley PU is the one to collect. I also have a lot of other Crosley Parts No text scammers I won’t respond to I want to buy your car with the words I will send you a check when it clears send back “
Restore or Rat Rod: what would you do with this Crosley pickup project? Comment below and let us know!
As a native Cincinnatian, I was delighted to see a Crosley featured! My parents met while working there in 1954. The Crosley Estate, Pinecroft, is a wonderful manor to tour.