For 1950, there were several lines of Crosley, with the Standard,
Super, Hot Shot, and Jeep-like Farm-O-Road. Sales of all vehicles
slid below 7,000, and then further to 6,600 in 1951. By 1952,
Crosley realized his time was past and pulled the plug on June 3,
after 2,075 vehicles had been produced.
Today Crosleys have a small but dedicated following. The Hot Shot
preceded the influx of British sports cars in the 1950s, and is
quite collectible, especially in Super Hot Shot guise. Finding a
last year production rare vehicle like this is almost impossible
and the Hot Shot will always have a strong following for any
Pleased to bring to market we have this very rare and ultra-low
production 1952 Crosley Hot Shot that represented the last year of
production for the Crosley manufacture. These little two seaters
were considered by many to be the first sports car of the era. Less
than 400 of these were built and were extremely unique and fun to
drive. Offered here is a bright blue exterior with proper chrome
bumpers, hood ornament, chrome dish hubcaps, factory gauge cluster
and radio. Soft top and frame is functional and even the proper
rear mounted spare tires with cover comes with vehicle.
During our test drive the car was very spirited and was an eye
catcher by many on the road. The 3spd was fun and easy to shift
with a double clutch process as there are no synchro's to assist
with shifting. New battery, new interior, new upholstered seats,
and a restoration that was believed completed in the mid 90's and
remains in a very high quality condition. Four wheel disc brakes
grab very well and the vehicle is a joy to drive.
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and
Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle
accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party
inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to
be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make
mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No
Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.