Crosley Road Test

October 13th, 2010, 21:01H · Topics: Getting Around, Girls · Print

There is no information with this photograph but the history of this now defunct auto marque is fascinating.  Crosley only produced cars from 1939 to 1952.  They got 50 miles per gallon and Crosley was the last company in the United States to cease production of civilian vehicles during W.W. II.

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  1. 1 Murray Mill March 14th, 2012 0:49H

    This Crosley photo is from 1949 and it was part of the introduction of Crosley’s New & Improved Engine, the Cast Iron Block (CIBA). I have the complet wall poster with more pictures and full story on this Crosley Test Car.

  2. 2 Bob / Vintage Jacksonville March 14th, 2012 13:54H

    Murray, Thanks for the additional information. I always appreciate when fans can add their insight to the posts. Bob Self/Vintage Jacksonville

  3. 3 Norm Rourke June 29th, 2012 16:17H

    My dad, Eddy Rourke, worked for McClellan around the early 50s if I’m not mistaken. I left Jacksonville in 1954 for USAF. Remaining west of the Mississippi, I graduated from University of Tulsa (OK) and became professional writer–reporter, freelancer, author, poet. Now live in Oklahoma. Have enjoyed seeing some of the old Jax photos. Wouldn’t know the place if you dropped me in the middle of Main Street!

  4. 4 Henry Deal May 1st, 2016 10:09H

    I believe this photo was taken on Pablo Avenue in Jacksonville Beach, one block east of City Hall. The building in the background is the USO that was located in the 100 block of N. 2nd Street.

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