It may not look like much, but this was America’s first European style sports car after the war. This little guy even beat Corvette to the game. They were cheap, slow, and fun and a few even did well at racing. This 1950 Hotshot was in storage for 50 years before a restoration commenced. Supposedly all the hard work has been done, but the seller does not give specifics. They also have it listed as a Super Sport, but it sure looks like a Hotshot to us. Find the project here on craiglist for $5,000 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Journalist Tom McCahill tested out a Super Sport in 1951 and this is what he had to say:
Powel Crosley’s mechanized roller skate, the Super Sports, is a great American sports car. This thousand-dollar tobacco-can on casters is a great sports car in any league. This Crosley with its 10 to 1 compression ratio will take anything in its class ever delivered to these shores. If a team of six Crosley Super Sports were to race a team of six MGs at either Bridgehampton or Watkins Glen, I’d put my hundred bucks on the Crosley Team’s nose every time. The Super Sports holds the road like glue and it corners like a baby Ferrari.
Corners like a baby Ferrari! That statement makes us want to take one for a spin. Anyone here ever experience the little Crosley who can endorse Tom’s enthusiastic commentary? Either way, the Hotshot mentioned above looks like a good first project for any car guy.