The 1949-crosley-farm-o-road-prototype

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The 1949-crosley-farm-o-road-prototype

Post by Doug G » Sat May 23, 2015 2:37

Hmm,

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Powell Crosley’s cars are all really tiny and all really cool.

The Farm-O-Road is one of the stranger cars the he built. It looks like a miniature version of the Jeep that helped America win the war that had just ended.

But its purpose was that of a utility tractor, as Crosley “had an interest in farming.” There were all sorts of attachments for this thing: plows, mowers, skis. It was also intended for road use.

They were available for three model years: 1950-1952.

About 600 were made.

This is one of two factory prototypes and the one that was used in factory sales literature.

It uses the 724cc COBRA straight-four making 26.5 horsepower. It should sell for between $20,000-$30,000. Click here for more info.

Update: Sold $32,775.
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Re: The 1949-crosley-farm-o-road-prototype

Post by Robin Jones » Sat May 23, 2015 4:04

One of these showed up at a pretty swank car show I was invited to a few years back.
Owner said he searched for ten years to find this one.
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2nd try...
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Re: The 1949-crosley-farm-o-road-prototype

Post by Robin Jones » Sat May 23, 2015 4:07

And, a few more Crosleys showed up to keep him company...
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Back in the day, the Crosley engine was used on a lot of home-built sports cars and racers.
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Re: The 1949-crosley-farm-o-road-prototype

Post by Tim » Sat May 23, 2015 20:21

Cool. I'd heard of these but I'd never seen one with a person as scale. Its actually bigger than I pictured.

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