Crosley Hotshot


By JOHN LLOYD from Concrete, Washington, United States (Crosley roadster) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Crosley Hotshot

It was marketed as the first post-war sportscar Produced in the USA, but it turned out to be a hunk of junk. The design didn`t look too sporty and seemed more like a car for old people, as it was also slow at an average of 52 mph. It had a crappy 0.75-liter four-cylinder engine, assembled from stamped tin. The engines block wasn’t cast, but welded together from various pieces. The man behind the design, Crosley Jr. of Cincinnati, was a man who previously manufactured radios for a living. After a while the brazed welds started to wear down and the engine got hot and started making a loud noise – a hotshot indeed.






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