The folks over at Modern Mechanix have posted a review of the "new" 1947 Crosley from a issue of Modern Mechanix magazine. It's a pretty cool vintage article about a very tiny little car.
For those unfamiliar with Crosley, here are the cliff notes:
The Crosley Corporation built some very small vehicles from the 1930s through the 1950s. Some of these vehicles were so tiny, it's kind of amazing they were even street legal.
There were a variety of body styles including sedans, convertibles, pickups, and wagons, and they were all small--really small. However, with their diminutive size came good mileage. Crosleys could
These fuel-efficient vehicles were great during during a war-time economy (think gas rationing). Auto production was suspended during WWII, but resumed afterward, however, it wasn't as fruitful as pre-war times. Crosley closed up shop in 1952, but not before leaving its mark in automotive history.
Like many vintage cars, Crosleys have a devout following, and there are many Crosley clubs and Web sites. (Be sure to check out the Wiki page in the links sections, which has a lot of info about the car, and a lot of links to learn more about these vehicles.)
Thanks to Noel for the story idea!
Crosley Wikipedia page
MI Tests the "new" 1947 Crosley