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A Crosley dealership circa 1948

Illustration for article titled A Crosley dealership circa 1948

A few years after the war the streets and sidewalks were lined with Crosleys, at least they were outside Mack Motors. The Rochester, NY dealership seen here specialized in the tiny American cars and evidently carried an inventory large enough to line the sidewalks and the street with Crosleys. I'll take two.


[The Old Motor via Hemmings]

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LandofMinos: ...sent down to strike the unroadworthy!

Notable Crosley owners (from Wikipedia)

General Omar Bradley

Humphrey Bogart (Two-cylinder Crosley)

David Carradine (VC Super Sports)

Kenny Delmar ('Senator Claghorn' on The Fred Allen Show)

Tommy Dorsey

President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1951 CD Surrey)

Geraldine Ferraro (Two-cylinder Crosley)

Paulette Goddard (Two-cylinder Crosley)

Pamela Harriman (purchased the first 1939 Crosley)

George M. Humphrey, Secretary of the Treasury

Art Linkletter (1952 CD Sport Convertible)

Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon cartoonist (Crosley-Bandini)

Nelson Rockefeller, Governor of New York (1950 HotShot)

Gloria Swanson (Two-cylinder Crosley)

Fred Waring (Two-cylinder Crosley)

Frank Lloyd Wright (1952 VC Super Sports)

Quite an illustrious list for such a small car.