EXCLUSIVE: 1949 Crosley Pickup

Few vehicle manufacturers are as intriguing as a Crosley. While most people will recognize them for their radios, car aficionados are more likely to think of their odd little cars. Today, there’s even an enthusiastic Crosley following, although most are into the “sporty” Hotshot. Reader Gary B’s Crosley might not be a Hotshot, but it’s a sweet little CD pickup model. It’s been parked for the past 30 years and is subsequently going to need work, but it could be a fun little project! It’s currently located in Shelbyville, Indiana and you can contact Gary with any questions or to make an offer via the form below.

What Makes It Special? This is a rare and unique vehicle that is ready for restoration. This truck has everything needed to put it back on the road. Been in storage indoors over 30 years and was ran when it was stored

Body Condition: The exterior body is rust free. Interior floor pan behind the seat is rusted through. Extra fender, inner fender and grille fins, plus hood and hood support included. Extra set of roll-up window doors included as well.

Mechanical Condition: The engine is free and ran when it was parked.

This truck really could be fun to fix up, whether you go back to factory original or customize it a bit. People have managed to squeeze V8s into these little vehicles, but a modern 4 cylinder would be more than enough engine to have some fun. So, would you restore it back to factory condition or turn it into a tiny sleeper?

  • Asking Price: $3,650
  • Location: Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Title Status: Clean

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  1. Andy

    A Moto Guzzi powerplant should be a perfect fit with a minimum of fabrication, and could really get it down the road! But I have a thing against pickups that won’t hold at least a 250cc motorcycle in the bed, so I guess my Crosley will have to be a wagon.

    • hans Grafftenberg

      I have been toying around with the idea of putting one of my moto guzzi engines in my 51 Crosley wagon. Like you, I think it would be fairly straightforward to do.

  2. Dovi65

    I’ve always been fascinated by the ‘orphan’ makes. The Crosley’s are certainly unique. Crosley made little attempt at ‘styling’. I would think many of today’s riding lawn mowers have more HP than these early Crosley’s! Nice find

  3. stillrunners

    Nice at that price…..!


    Question for the seller: Does it come with a Shriner or a few midgets, maybe some circus folks?? Id really like to see 10-15 clowns come bailing out that thing!

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