Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Crosley Trucks at Barrett-Jackson
This nice 1947 pickup (a 'roundside' in Crosley parlance) was stated to have recently come from an estate. From the few photos it looks pretty clean and straight. The engine compartment is very tidy although the wiring should be cloth covered for a totally correct restoration - I'm sure this works fine, but it doesn't look nearly as cool. Same for the interior - clean and serviceable, but correct would be rubber mats and a Crosley radio. That heater button in the center could be a little more period correct too. Not sure what's going on with the gas filler but kudos to the restorer for finding a set of correct low dome hubcaps.
this "1948" Crosley firetruck. There was a huge uproar last year when a different Crosley firetruck sold for something like $110K at auction, causing half the Crosley community to cheer and the other half to sigh in disgust. I admit that I was in the disgust camp, especially after I really looked at the $110,000 Crosley. The resto was mediocre at best and it didn't even have a Crosley engine!
Sold for $22, 000, which is either a crazy deal if you compare it to the $110,000 firetruck, or big money when compared to what Crosleys generally go for.
Thanks to John McKnight for the reminder!