For Sale: 1963 Crofton Bug in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

And now for something a little different -- with emphasis on "little." What may appear to be a � scale Jeep or toy replica is actually a real Crofton Brawny Bug. A closer look reveals that this is a serious machine. And different meaning rare. Only about 250 of these were built, and far fewer remain. 1963 was the last year of regular production. They were built well, as the Bug was designed as a farm utility vehicle, and as such it's a rugged little beast. It sports a serious drivetrain too. With the Brawny Bug came a 53 cubic inch Crosley inline four -- 9 cubes bigger than the standard Bug and 10 more horses or 45 horsepower. (A 28% increase!) The engine is well detailed and looks great. Although it's 2-wheel drive, you'll notice two shifters on the floor. The auxiliary 2-speed unit turns the 3-speed manual into a 6-speed -- with 2 speeds in reverse! The rear end is a rugged (can we say brawny?) Powr-Lok unit for sure footed traction. With only 1100 pounds to move, this drivetrain provides spritely performance and a top speed of about 50 mph. The interior is very tidy with a speedometer, oil pressure gauge, temp gauge, and a custom steering wheel. The black bucket seats are handsome, comfortable, and low-maintenance. After a day of work or play you can just spray the interior with a hose. The bright red body is set off by chrome wheels all around with beefy 26x9.00R14 Quadboss tires. (That translates to 225/65R14 for non off-road types.) The original wheels and 7.50x10 Goodyears come with it as well. This Bug is fully restored and presents as new. Right down to the flash on the tires. Your kids will imagine all kinds of adventures just sitting still, but the Bug will bring out the kid in anyone. It's titled and completely street legal just like any car or truck. It doesn't take much imagination to come up with tons of ways to use and have fun with this amazing Crofton Brawny Bug.
*DISCLAIMER: MAXmotive specializes in collectible classic and custom vehicles. We have more than 200 vehicles in our collection and have sold dozens nationwide and even overseas. We recommend that all buyers who are unable to view a vehicle in person have a pre-purchase inspection done prior to purchase. Inspections can be performed by an independent party selected by the buyer. Due to the age and uniqueness of these special vehicles, it is difficult to cover all aspects and characteristics of each vehicle's condition within the limited space available. Thus, pre-purchase inspections are helpful to all parties involved. The information provided for this vehicle is presented to the best of our knowledge, and is deemed reliable. But MAXmotive does not warrant or guarantee this information as a basis for purchase. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make a thorough inspection to determine the suitability of the vehicle prior to purchase.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1353102
  • Price:$24,250
  • Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1963
  • Make:Crofton
  • Model:Bug
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:3514
  • Stock Number:U0435
  • VIN:1217

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