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Hemmings Find of the Day- 1951 Crosley CD station wagon

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Restored 1951 Crosley CD station wagon for sale on From the seller’s description:

Restored 1951 Crosley Super Station Wagon in seafoam green. Car is in nice condition with odometer showing only 2,400 miles, which could be correct, not sure. Seats 4 adults and rear seat folds forward for more cargo capacity. Mechanically sound and fun to drive anywhere with no worries. New dual axle trailer may also be available for sale to haul this little guy.

Crosley’s have been noted for their post war innovations including an engine with more horsepower per pound than any other car in the world, one of the first mass produced engines with an overhead cam, rotating exhaust valves, nodular crankshaft and 5 main bearings. Crosley also built the first all-steel station wagon, the first production car with disc brakes and turn signals were standard. AND gas mileage was advertised as 35-50 mpg, but production at the Indiana plant finally ended July 3, 1952.

Restoration Details: After buying this car in 2015, the following professional restoration was done:

New rebuilt engine, transmission, and clutch
Carb, generator, starter, throw out bearing, water pump were rebuilt
Added remote oil filter
Wheel and master cylinder replaced
Exhaust system
New battery
Added backup electric fuel pump
5 new radial tires, rims painted
New interior including seats, side panels, floor and headliner
Add rebuilt radio and antenna
Re-chromed and polished trim and bumpers
New basket weave decal for rear panels
Body paint not touched. Looks like an older respray, some scratches


44 cubic inch 4 cylinder engine rated at 26.5 horsepower
3 speed manual transmission
Full size car battery, generator and starter
Water exterior pump is driven off generator using a coupling
Has heater option
Has radio option
Has one piece rear door option

2015 Engine Rebuild Details:

Work completed by long time Crosley enthusiast and builder in California
Cylinders bored .020 over with aluminum pistons and pins
Crank turned .010 under with new bearings, seals, bronze valve guides with Harley Davidson valve stem seals
New full-flow pressure oil system with remote filter
High voltage coil with wider .040 plug gap

Location Marker
Santa Barbara, California
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