1949 Crosley Hot Shot Roadster / VC 10131 Vehicle Information

1949 Crosley Hot Shot photograph

1949 Crosley Hot Shot photograph

1949 Crosley Hot Shot photograph

1949 Crosley Hot Shot photograph

1949 Crosley Hot Shot1949 Crosley Hot Shot1949 Crosley Hot Shot1949 Crosley Hot Shot
Roadster
Chassis #: VC 10131
Sold for $13,200 at 2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $21,000 at 2015 Mecum : Monterey.
Powel Crosley, Jr., of Cincinnati, Ohio was a successful entrepreneur and owner of a broadcasting corporation bearing his name and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. He would later build a sub-compact car with the assistance of his younger brother, engineer Lewis Crosley. Their first car was a two-door convertible that weighed less than 1,000 pounds and sold for just $250. This new car made its introduction at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1939. 1941 saw the range expand to include two- and four-passenger convertibles, a convertible sedan, a station wagon, a panel truck, and a pickup, among other variations.

With gasoline rationing, sales for the 50 miles per gallon Crosley continued to climb, helping to keep the company afloat. Among the 'firsts' for the Company, they were the first to use the term Sport Utility, the first mass-market single overhead camshaft engine and first American car to be fitted with four-wheel disc brakes.

In 1949, the company introduced their Hotshot sports model and became the basis for countless Crosley-powered road racing specials. The Hotshot won outright in the 1950 Sebring Six Hours.

This particular car is a competition-proven Hotshot Roadster. It has no doors and no roof. It is finished in a maroon color with cream-colored wheels and a tan interior. It has been given a thorough restoration in recent times.

The car has a Crosley radio, chrome bumpers and a rear mounted spare wheel. The engine is a 44 cubic-inch overhead valve four-cylinder engine fitted with a Single Tillotson Carburetor. There is a three-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014


2015 Mecum : Monterey

Sale Price :
USD $21,000

2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
USD $13,200

1949 Crosley Hot Shot Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1949 sales)
1949 Crosley Hotshot Roadster
Chassis#: VC10001
Sold for USD$30,800
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
1949 Crosley Hot Shot image  1949 Crosley Hot Shot image  
1949 CROSLEY HOT SHOT ROADSTER
Chassis#: VC20014
Sold for USD$8,800
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1949 Crosley Hotshot Roadster
Chassis#: VC10131
Sold for USD$21,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
1949 Crosley Hot Shot image  1949 Crosley Hot Shot image  
1949 Crosley Hot Shot
Sold for USD$12,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1949 Crosley Hotshot Roadster
Chassis#: VC 10131
Sold for USD$13,200
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1949 Crosley Hot Shot image  1949 Crosley Hot Shot image  
1949 Crosley Super Hot Shot Roadster
Sold for USD$19,250
  2012 RM Auctions - Hershey, PA
 
1949 Crosley Hot Shot
Chassis#: 00001
Sold for USD$37,800
  2007 Mecum High Performance Auction at St. Charles, Il
 
1949 CROSLEY HOT SHOT CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$4,100
  2001 Kruse Auction - Branson, MO
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1949 Crosley Hot Shot's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1949 Crosley Hotshot Roadster100012009 Mecum Monterey Auction$27,000  

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