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1947 Crosley Pickup

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1947 Crosley Round Side Pickup Truck

Rare Round Side 1/4ton Pickup
Crosley introduced several "firsts" in the American automobile industry first massmarket singleoverhead camshaft(SOHC) engine Cost $1,007 when new
Restored with a silver exterior and a gray interior
One of 3,182 examples made in 1947
724cc castiron block assembly (CIBA) SOHC fourcylinder engine
Manual transmission
Converted to pushbutton start
Comes with snapon tonneau cover for the bed


It's cute, it's cozy inside and it's a Crosley MotoeXotica Classic Cars is excited to offer this nicely restored 1947 Crosley Round Side Pickup Truck. This example was picked up (no pun intended) from a Carson City, Nevada estate.

The wee hauler is just one of 3,182 Crosley pickup trucks made in 1947 at its Marion, Indiana factory. Its shiny silver paint is a very good condition, as are its glass panes. There are no windshield wipers but all of its lights are intact and hazefree. The small hauler's bumpers are in good condition. This little truck rolls on Power King tires, size 4.8012, with shiny Crosley moon hubcaps covering steel wheels. All of the truck's body panels are straight and in fine condition and the engine bay and battery are extremely tidy. Battery was most recently tested and charged in 2013. The pickup bed comes with a snapon tonneau cover.

Inside, the gray bench seat is in decent shape but shows some signs of wear upon close inspection. The complementary carpet, headliner, matching dashboard and threespoke steering wheel are all in nearexcellent order, with the door panels, mirrors and shift lever in very good shape.The rollup window door set came from a 1949 or later Crosley. To round out the interior, the truck has a RetroSound AM/FM stereo and has been converted to pushbutton start.

Under the hood is a castiron block assembly (CIBA) engine, a 724cc overheadcam four with a 2.5inch bore and a 2.25inch stroke that produced 26.5 horsepower at 5,400 rpm with five main bearings, matched to a threespeed manual transmission.

TheCrosleywasmanufactured by theCrosley Corporationand later by Crosley Motors Incorporated in theUnited Statesintermittently from 1939 to 1952. IndustrialistPowel Crosley, Jr., ofCincinnati, Ohio, owner ofCrosley Broadcasting Corporationand theCincinnati Redsbaseball team, had ambitious plans to build asubcompact carand with able assistance from his younger, graduate engineer brother, Lewis Crosley, developed assembly plants at Richmond andMarion, Indiana. In May 1939, the first car was shown at theIndianapolis Speedway, a twodoorconvertiblethat weighed under 1,000 pounds and sold for$250. It did not achieve sales success but in 1941 more body styles were introduced.

The chassis had an 80inchwheelbaseusing halfelliptic springs with a beamaxlein front and quarterelliptic springs in the rear. Power came from a twocylinderWaukeshaaircooled engine that had the fan as an integral part of theflywheel. The engine connected with a threespeedtransmission then directly to atorque tubeto the rear axle, thus eliminating the need forjoints. However, this arrangement was judged unreliable, and conventionaluniversal jointswere fitted beginning in 1941.

In 1941, the body styles available were expanded to include two and fourpassenger convertibles, a convertiblesedan, astation wagon, a paneltruck, apickup and two models called "Parkway Delivery" (a minipanel with no roof over the front seat) and "Covered Wagon" (a convertible pickup truck with a removable back seat). Crosley's first metaltopped sedan (the Liberty Sedan) was introduced for 1942.

DuringWorld War II, the 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, partly to aid Crosley sales to facilitate fuel conservation and partly because theWar Production Boardneeded time to determine a use for Crosley's small factories.

Civilian car production resumed at the Marion facility in 1946with the new, larger and aerodynamic CC model, designed by the firm ofSundberg & Ferarof Royal Oak, Michigan. (The Richmond facility had been sold during the war years.)

Crosley introduced several "firsts" in the American automobile industry, including the first use of the term 'Sport Utility' in 1948 (albeit on an open model based on the wagon, not a wagon on a truck chassis); first massmarket singleoverhead camshaft(SOHC) engine in 1946; first slabsided postwar car, also in 1946; first all steelbodied wagon in 1947; and many others. Famous Crosley owners include:

Gordon Baxter (HotShot, story in his bookBax & Car & Driver: The Best of Gordon Baxter)
General Omar Bradley
Humphrey Bogart (Twocylinder Crosley)
David Carradine (VC Super Sports)
Kenny Delmar ('Senator Claghorn' onThe Fred Allen Show)
Tommy Dorsey
President Dwight D. Eisenhower(1951 CD Surrey)
Geraldine Ferraro (Twocylinder Crosley)
Paulette Goddard (Twocylinder Crosley)
Pamela Harriman (purchased the first 1939 Crosley)
George M. Humphrey, former Secretary of the Treasury
Art Linkletter (1952 CD Sport Convertible)
Alex Raymond, Flash Gordoncartoonist (CrosleyBandini)
Nelson Rockefeller, Governor of New York (1950 HotShot)
Gloria Swanson (Twocylinder Crosley)
Boy George (VC Super Sports)
Fred Waring (Twocylinder Crosley)
Frank Lloyd Wright (1952 VC Super Sports)

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Currently, the odometer shows 28,646 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE


VIN: CC4724500

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