pre-War Crosley parts for sale

Exclusively offered by Kirks-Auto, correct copies of OEM "football headed" bumper bolts made in polished stainless steel with stainless hardware.  These were reproduced with the help of Paul Gorrell who supplied samples.  These would be correct for any prewar Crosley and could be painted to match the 1942 non-chrome bumpered cars. 
Set includes four polished square shouldered ovoid capped bolts, with 4 each backing washers and nuts. $60 set.

front and rear Bumpers

Female snap installation tool for the DIY $10.
Female snaps typically come with our tops but are not installed in order to gain a custom tight fit.  We also carry the male snap body studs with a metal screw which sometimes must also be replaced.

1939 prototype

Crosley on Wikipedia

The pre-war Crosley was introduced in 1939 as economical and dependable and offered in the following five models: Two-door sedan, $390. DeLuxe two-door sedan $400. Convertible coupe, $339. Covered wagon, $441. Wagon, $496. They were touted as seating up to four persons with a top that operates in a "jiffy."

Promotional material from the time indicates that Powell Crosley may have been ahead of his time. He boasted that his car could be parked in one-third the space of a typical car and could deliver 50 miles per gallon easily. A two-cylinder, air-cooled Waukesha engine in the Crosley powers the  9 feet, 8 inch long vehicle.  The 40 cubic inch 135 lbs motor with a single-barrel Tillotson carburetor holds 3 quarts of oil and develops a whopping 12-horsepower. Waukesha is still in business making stationary propane engines and celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2005.   Their largest a V-18 is about the size of 4 of these micro cars.

The 975-pound convertible rides on an 80-inch wheelbase supported by 4.25x12-inch tyres.  The driver seated behind the three-spoke steering wheel can clearly see the amp and gas gauges and  60-mph speedometer, although no one has ever seen the speedometer needle come close to 60 mph. There's a one-piece windshield and each door has two sliding windows, which helps add a couple of inches of hip room for the couple in the front as the windows don't roll down. Rear-seat occupants are protected by side curtains with plastic windows when the top is in place. If the driver observes rain clouds forming, it is prudent to find a bridge to hide under rather then stop and attempt to raise the top and attach the side curtains.
Crosley is a name most don't recognize at first.  Powell was often ahead of his time.  In 1949 he introduced the first Post War Sports Car the Hot Shot which went on to win the first Sebring race in 1950.  It sported Americas first all round disc brake system. Powell introduced the first affordable home radio and first portable television.  He introduced the Shelverator refrigerator...the first to offer in-door storage.  He also owned clear channel WLW in Cincinnati which broadcast the games of the Reds from Crosley he also owned the ball club!

When the WWII arrived Crosley made prototype Motorcycles WITH electric starters, motorized Snow Sleds, and even an outboard motor with water cooled heads...all based on the same Waukesha Engines used in the pre war car. He then got patent rights for a novel US made engine with single overhead camshaft.  The CoBRA (which stood for Copper Brazed) Engine was made of steel and welded together.  It was extremely light weight, block 15 lbs, engine 58 lbs, complete with all accessories including flywheel only 133 lbs! and saw a lot of duty in all branches of the service and especially for the CBs as a stationary power source often used to power generators.  The 25 HP, 773 cc engine,  was later made of cast iron and formed the basis of Crosley's new lineup introduced after the war in 1946.  In 1948 Crosley sold more Station Wagons then any car maker in the world.  1952 was the last production of Crosley Automobiles.