Sunday, February 8, 2015

Yes, That IS a Nice Farm-O-Road on Ebay

No less than four people got hold of me to make sure I'd seen the very nice 1950 Farm-O-Road that popped up on Ebay and was then spotlighted by Bring a Trailer this week. It also made waves over at the Crosley Gang site, so given all the excitement, I figured I should make a note of it.

Yes, that is one nice Farm-O-Road.  Low miles, clean, straight, and fairly rare.  The ad says there are thought to be less than 600 F-O-Rs built - I'd heard 500 or less.  Either way, not a common critter, even when new.
Seeing this one reminds me how much more I like these when they have the top up - they seem less golf-carty to me that way, although that doesn't make any sense because pretty much every golf cart has a canvas top.  But then, why would I suddenly get rational about anything Crosley?
The ad also mentioned that the seller had bought the car in Riverside, California.  Riverside + Crosley  = Ronnie Bauman, so I figured he'd know a thing or two about this. Sure enough, he'd sold the car to the current owner.  Given that Ronnie's restorations tend to end up in collector car mags and at high-end auctions, I'm guessing this F-O-R is as nice as it appears to be.
Price is already over $14K, (reserve not met!) meaning it will probably be the second highest-priced Farm-O-Road ever sold -- if it sells.  We'll see on Tuesday....

4 comments:

Ol' Man Foster said...

Made reserve at $15,000 - still a few hours to go!

Ol' Man Foster said...

SOLD! $15K, 43 bids

nick shelley said...

Dang! 15k! That is one nice FOR.
Hey Tim, I've been looking for a lead on tires for the rear of mine should I ever get it going. Something offroady tractory? Any ideas?

Ol' Man Foster said...

Good question! I'd say Ronnie Bauman would be the guy to ask...