Powel Crosley, Jr., a manufacturer of radios, televisions, and appliances, entered the car business in 1939 with small, cheap, affordable cars. In 1949 he introduced the Crosley Hot Shot, America's first post war sports car. The uniquely styled body featured cut away sides, a rounded nose flanked by a pair of free-standing headlamps, and a spare tire mounted on a stubby trunk-less rear end. The 26 hp, cast-iron block assembly engine was capable of 0-60 in 20 seconds with a top speed of 77 mph. But the sturdy little engine was destined to be modified and various aftermarket accessory houses provided such items as a full-race cam, headers, dual manifolds, high-performance ignition systems, and superchargers enabling the Hot Shot the speed and handling befitting its name. In 1949, 742 Hot Shot roadsters were produced and could be purchased for $849.

1949 Crosley Hot Shot


Year: 1949

Make: Crosley

Mode: Hot Shot

Style: Roadster

Serial No

Color: Orange

Engine Size: 44 cid

Engine Cylinders: I-4

Engine BHP: 26.5 BHP

Transmission: Manual 4-Speed

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