Today, cars from America are associated with something powerful. Such transport can confidently overcome all obstacles and develop great speed. Such a bundle comes to mind only due to the fact that in this country today there are the most top companies that produce the world's best SUVs.
However, history is never monotonous and each country had its own discoveries. At one time, very miniature and funny cars were produced in the United States. Now the Crosley brand is associated with audio equipment and various turntables. Some may remember radios. But almost everyone forgot about vehicles, and some did not even know. After the end of World War II, the USA gradually began to establish the production of passenger cars. So, during this period, Crosley cars became the pioneers of a new era.
At this time, many manufacturers were thinking about how to quickly release new models. This required not only time, but also equipment. After the war, it was necessary to quickly reorganize from the production of military equipment. Crosley quickly created a very simple and cheap car that many could afford even at the time. Note that the production likely followed a strategy, as with radios. It was on cheap appliances that Powell Crosley Jr. managed to amass his fortune. In the 50s, the era of a new body began, which had a pontoon shape. The fenders and the hood were not pronounced here. All remnants of the past are left behind. Crosley was one of the first companies to quickly rebuild production.
These cars had a very interesting feature - disc brakes on each wheel. However, this fact was quickly forgotten, because after a while the Crosley CC Four was equipped with standard drums. It may sound absurd, but in those days such a design was more reliable. In addition, it was familiar and easy to use. The main feature of the first versions was the presence of overhead valve motors, which had a cylinder block stamped with steel sheet. From the very beginning, it was the engine of an aircraft generator, which was designed to operate in a dry compartment. On the car, he showed himself not from the best side, so he was quickly removed. On the 1947 models, an engine with a standard cast iron block is installed.
There is not much to say about the interior and comfort. There are seats, steering wheel, various instruments and even floor mats. To get into the trunk, you need to fold the back of the back row. Official documents stated that this car is designed for 4 people, however, there is not much room here. As an additional option, a radio could be installed, but a heater could not be obtained even for a fee. Well, there is a roof over your head - it's already good. The car was presented in several bodies - either a hard top or a convertible. But all versions were with only two doors. Despite some shortcomings, the regular Crosley CC Four was in high demand. Americans in the 1940s had a better position than Europeans, so they had the opportunity to purchase a car. However, a big problem arose - there was no choice. Note that the company chose the best moment to create such a car. By the beginning of the 1950s, many manufacturers began to present more modern novelties, and the demand for a compact and modest car began to fade. Already in 1950, the corporation stopped producing cars. Today we have reached some copies that are being sold at auctions.
The bottom line. Crosley is a company dedicated to developing audio technology. However, in the period after the war, the company produced cars, which were in demand for some time.