1948 Other Makes Crosley Hot Rod C/A Altered

Technical specifications of Other Makes Crosley Hot Rod C/A Altered 1948

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
Make: Other Makes
Model: Crosley Hot Rod C/A Altered
Type: Wagon
Doors: 2
Year: 1948
Mileage: 45,000
VIN: CC36434
Color: Red
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

This 1948 Crosley C/A Altered dragster is what state-of-the-art in drag racing looked like in the early '60s. Minimalist bodywork, n extended frame, nd one big honkin' engine. Along the way, ou'll discover some very clever tricks that make the car a fierce competitor, ven today in the nostalgic drags and it's virtually guaranteed to draw a crowd.Modeled after the famous Wild Willy Borsh Winged Express, his cool Crosley altered wheelbase dragster definitely has an old-school look. Just about the only Crosley part left is the body shell, nd it's got a cool look with that little station wagon shape atop that wild chassis. Finish quality is exceptionally good, s if this dragster was built for show as much as going fast, nd the bright red paint is as good as any show car we've seen lately. The cute little Crosley face peeking out from behind the gas tank has a wonderful appeal and you can see exceptional attention to detail everywhere you look. It's likely that no in-period dragsters were ever finished to this level, ut today it makes a statement no matter what it's doing, nd that's really what matters. Lettering on the doors has a sentimental look, dvertising Frog's Hot Rods & Race Cars, ut otherwise it's rather restrained (well, or a race car, nyway). We'd be lying if we said we didn't love how this thing looks.The interior is pure race car minimalist, ith old-school fiberglass buckets and every single component drilled full of lightening holes to shave weight. It's actually pretty easy to climb in with full-sized doors that open properly, nd once you're situated behind the wheel, t's reasonably comfortable. And there's a lot of style here, ot just functionality. The pedals and shifters are beautifully crafted from aluminum, he sheetmetal work on the floors and sides of the tub is very nicely done, nd tricks like the giant connecting rod used as a steering column bracket are pure cool. Original Crosley gauges are still in the dash and yes, t does have an AM/FM/8-track radio that's definitely from another era. With two seats and harnesses, ou can take a friend along for the ride, ut the rear compartment is full of cooling system components (fluids run through the frame, y the way) so it's done being a cargo carrier of any sort. The hardware is what this car is all about, nd it all focuses on a 468 cubic inch big block stuffed in the Crosley's nose. With a steel crank, -beam rods, nd 14.5:1 compression, t definitely qualifies as a race piece. The heads were, f course, orted and polished and there's a sizeable cam in there, oo. The stunning Hilborn fuel injection system with velocity stacks is as much art as fuel delivery, nd the front-mounted gas tank uses a Hilborn pump and inertia to help feed the beast. A Vertex magneto lights the fires and 2-inch white-coated zoomies cackle and spit right out the Crosley's front fender wells. A Borg-Warner clutchless 4-speed spins a Winters quick change rear end with either 3.75 or 4.53 gear ratios. The front suspension is 1940 Ford with wishbones and adjustable spring perches, hile out back there are 48-inch ladder bars with coil-over shocks. The rolling stock is old school, oo, ith skinny magnesium mags up front and Radar 15x10s out back, ll wearing whitewalls for just the right look.There's a ton more going on here than we can adequately describe here, ut if you want to be the hit of the nostalgia races, othing does it better than this wicked little Crosley. Call today!

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