For Sale: 1950 Crosley Super Hot Shot in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

Vehicle Description

1950 Crosley Super Hotshot brought to you by Zoom Classic Cars .........After building only bottom-end of the market economy cars since its inception, Crosley introduced a little sports car in 1949, the doorless Hotshot roadster. It also featured a largely new, dropped frame - both more low slung, and for the first time with a wheelbase that diverged from all the previous Crosley models' 80 in (2.03 m) wheelbase by 5 inches (12.7 centimetres) extra. The rear suspension used a combination of coil springs, assisted by single leaf quarter-elliptical leaf-springs that doubled as torque-rods, and the car had disc brakes on all four wheels. The engine was placed behind the front axle, for a front mid-engined layout. The 137 in (3.48 m) long Hotshot, introduced for $849, weighed just 1,095 lb (497 kg). But to go racing, the weight was further reducible to 991 lb (450 kg), by temporarily discarding such things as the detachable windscreen, and the non-folding (stowed) soft-top and side-curtains. There was no trunk lid - the spare wheel was mounted on the down-sloping rear deck, above the rear bumper, and access to the rear stowage room was by folding the seat-backs forward. Powered by a 26.5 HP CIBA engine, the Hotshot was capable of more than 80 mph (130 km/h).A Super version of the HotShot was added in 1950, featuring solid hinged doors and a fold-down top that didn't have to be stowed, and "full red plastic leather upholstery and lining. For 1951 and 1952 the Super Hotshot was simply renamed the Super Sports.Regardless of its short life and small size, the Hotshot is remembered as an impressive sports car within its class. A Hotshot won the Sam Collier Memorial Endurance Grand Prix,(averaging 52 mph), as well as the "index of performance" - an award which took speed and engine size into account - at the 1950 Six Hours of Sebring; and a Siata 300 fitted with Crosley power won the SCCA's 12 hour Vero Beach race.Throughout the 1950s, Crosley engines dominated 750 cc sports car racing, winning 10 out of 12 SCCA west-coast races alone.This specific Crosley was a ground up restoration. Started with a rust-free car and did restoration. Chassis is in excellent condition. Mileage shown is since restoration. All brake components have been updated and replaced. Brake shoes, lines, master cylinder, etc. Shocks are brand new.Engine was completely rebuilt using the better steel crankshaft, all bearings, rings & valves. Brand new professionally installed wiring harness. Full electronic ignition.Has hard to find period correct Brage high performance dual carbs, oil pan, side covers & valve covers. The header was professionally made.Transmission is a (NOS) with a brand new clutch. Shifts as it should. Rear end has been updated with new bearings & grade 8 hardware. The radial tires are like new condition. The interior is all brand new. Body & paint is still in excellent condition. All chrome has been redone and is in great condition. Rare heat and radio options. All gauges work perfectly as they should. Also comes with Brand New convertible top and side curtains that have never been used and are still in the box. The car runs great and with the low center of gravity handles incredibly well. Call Jeff for more information or to schedule an appointment to see the Hotshot. Note that owner also has a 1947 Crosley Rounside Pickup that is also for sale. See separate listing on the Zoom site. Would like to sell the pair together if possible. Open to reasonable offers for both. Car stored in CT. Call Jeff to schedule an appointment to see this beautiful Hotshot. Thanks for looking.

Vehicle Details

  • 1950 Crosley Super Hot Shot
  • Listing ID: CC-1640627
  • Price: $18,900
  • Location:Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey
  • Year:1950
  • Make:Crosley
  • Model:Super Hot Shot
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:470
  • Stock Number:1950CRSLYSHSJO
  • VIN:VC20328
Listed By:
Zoom Classic Cars, LLC
144 N. Beverwyck Rd. Suite 148
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

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