As usual, I've been poking around the internets to keep an eye on Crosley stuff for sale. Seems like there's always plenty of cars - a far cry from the good old days (i.e. 1996) when I was looking for my first Crosley - it took me months just to find a car to go look at! Shees. With all these cars available, there are bound to be some oddballs, and here's a few crazy Crosleys I've stumbled over recently.
this '51 'Hotshot' (which actually looks to be a Super Sports) located in Atlanta for $5500. Crosley roadsters sorta beg for headlight modifications, but this 'Jane Russell' treatment is the most extreme solution I've ever encountered. Makes you not even notice that giant grill that came off who knows what.
This '1946 Sedan Delivery' has been on offer for quite a while- it's in Modesto (a couple hours from me) and has been on all the West Coast Craigslists a bunch. I'm not sure what to make of it - Crosley didn't offer a sedan delivery (or even a station wagon) in '46, so I'm assuming this just got retitled wrong at some point. Looks like it's a '47 or '48, but, with this I can't imagine a correct vin would really matter.
'1951 Crosley Hi Boy,' this car is taking some cues from the many Crosleys that ended up as drag racer bodies back in the fifties. The car was built by the Hot Rod Garage in Bakersfield (nicer, bigger pics of the car on their site here), a full-service hot rod/custom shop, and from the detail pics it sure looks like they knew what they were doing.
Though all three of these Crosleys are unique creations, the Hi Boy is way ahead of the curve - it's the only one of the three that actually looks like someone planned it out ahead of time. Of course you gotta pay for that, and at $17,500, it is more than triple the cost of the other cars. Street rods aren't really my thing, but I will say that, unlike the two cars above, this one will probably handle better than any stock Crosley.