The 1949 Crosley Hotshot is considered by some to be America's first post-war sports car. Its small engine made only 26.5 horsepower, but its overhead cam and displacement of only three-quarters of a liter (750cc) were remarkable. It had a non-detachable cylinder head and fine main crankshaft bearings. With an 85-inch wheelbase, these tiny, light, and nimble cars provided frisky performance and handling characteristics. A Crosley Hotshot even topped the Index of Performance at Sebring in 1950. Perhaps best of all, the Hotshot retailed for less than $1000.