1952 CROSLEY 4-cyl.

1952 CROSLEY 4-cyl.

CROSLEY — (FOUR) — SERIES CD — In 1952 the Crosley was advertised as “America's Most Needed Car,” but it seemed that fewer Americans needed one. By July Powell Crosley was ready to throw in the towel. Production, at Crosley's Marion, Ind. plant ended on July 3, 1952. The last Crosley line had been introduced on Nov. 26, 1951 and was mainly unchanged in features or styling. A close inspection below the hood (or engine hatch on sports car models) would reveal a new Carter carburetor and almost no other updates. Even series coding and prices were the same as for 1951, although body serial numbers were altered to indicate that the CD Series was in its fourth year. On March 28, 1953 Crosley Motors merged with Aerojet Engineering Co. of Azusa, Calif., with both firms becoming members of the General Tire and Rubber Co. corporate family.

 

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