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Crosley cars: books - history and technology

A book on Crosley? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Crosley passenger cars.

Crosley & Crosley Motors: America's First Compact Car & the Company that Built it

From Powel Crosley's original "back-of-the-napkin" drawing of his car concepts in 1937 to the plant closing in 1952, this is a fascinating tale of American entrepreneurship and an in-depth, illustrated history of America's first compact car.
The low-cost, gas-saving vehicle was twenty years ahead of its time and introduced a variety of innovations including disc brakes, the Cobra engine that revolutionized lightweight power engineering, and fuel economy that would be the envy of any manufacturer today.

Of special note are the more unusual products Crosley manufactured, including tracked vehicles, motorcycles, and amphibious vehicles. Also included are production figures, an overview of the many applications for Crosley's COBRA and CIBA engines, and some never before published facts and photos.

Author:Michael Banks
Specs:128 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.6 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:246 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2012)
EAN:9781583882931
Book: Crosley & Crosley Motors: America's First Compact Car & the Company that Built it

Crosley & Crosley Motors: America's First Compact Car & the Company that Built it

Language: English

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Crosley & Crosley Specials - Brooklands Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about Crosley and Crosley Specials. Describes the Crosley 700 cc, Hot Shot, Super- Sports, Station Wagon, PBX, Le Biplace Torpédo and Broadwell.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:92 pages, 27 x 20.5 x 0.6 cm / 10.6 x 8.1 x 0.24 in, paperback
Illustrations:250 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 1998)
EAN:9781855204386
Book: Crosley & Crosley Specials - Brooklands Portfolio

Crosley & Crosley Specials

Language: English

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Crosley Farm-O-Road

The Farm-O-Road is a Jeep like vehicle produced by Crosley Motors, during the 1950s. Marketed to U.S. farmers as the vehicle that could do "big jobs on small farms and small jobs on large farms" - The Do Everything Vehicle.

Author:Don Narus
Specs:60 pages, 23 x 15 cm / 9.1 x 5.9 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs
Publisher:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2018)
EAN:9780359091676
Book: Crosley Farm-O-Road

Crosley Farm-O-Road

Language: English

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Crosley 1939-1954 - Part Interchange Guide

This 1938-1954 parts interchange manual is a must if working on your major U.S. car or restoring it! A true guide unlike others that only list places to buy parts and do not identify the interchangeability of parts.
A must for every restoration and / or maintenance project saving money and research time!

This manual has been designed to help you in the identification and purchase of original equipment parts. It should save you many hours of time locating the parts you need. With this manual you will know exactly what parts from which vehicles are identical. There may be no need to pay a high price for a supposedly rare part when it may be identical to many other parts.

This manual covers all major makes of cars for the years of 1938 thru 1954 including: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Crosley, DeSoto, Dodge, Ford, Frazer, Henry J, Hudson, Kaiser, LaFayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Mercury, Nash, Oldsmobile, Packard, Plymouth, Pontiac, Studebaker, Terraplane, and Willys.

Sections include engines, transmissions, cooling systems, fuel pumps, ignition system, clutch, front and rear axles, bearings, brakes, rivets, generator and starter, and universal joints. Body parts and glass are not included.

Author:F.D. Harper
Specs:134 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:illustrated
Publisher:CreateSpace (USA, 2016)
EAN:9781533307095
Book: Crosley 1939-1954 - Part Interchange Guide

Crosley 1939-1954 - Part Interchange Guide

Language: English

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