Description: Industrialist Powel Crosley Jr. owner of Crosley Broadcasting Cooperation and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, had an ambitious plan to build a subcompact car and with the able assistance of his younger brother, graduate engineer Lewis Crosley, and developed assembly plants in Richmond Indiana and Marion Indiana. In May 1939, the first car was shown at the Indiana Speedway. It was a two-door convertible that weighed under 1,000 pounds and sold for $250.00. Speeding things up to 1951, this Crosley Hot Shot Roadster Convertible was USA's first production sports car as well as the first US production car to feature front and rear disc brakes! This Roadster is powered by a CIBA 44 cubic inch Single Over Head Cam engine. Made of cast iron with a single barrel carburetor that is connected to a 3 speed manual transmission. Which proved to be more reliable compared to previous models. This motor is rated to make 26.5 horsepower and an estimated 35 miles per gallon. The interior features new red vinyl seats with red vinyl door panels and trim throughout, new black carpet, and a gray steering wheel. Other interior features are a gauge cluster that indicates water temperature, oil pressure, battery amperage, and fuel. A large speedometer gauge that reads up to 70 miles per housr also is mounted in-dash along with an AM Radio. The exterior is presented in a creme yellow with a new black fabric top and features removable zipper windows. Other exterior features are 12inch steel wheels with original Crosely center caps, dual headlamps in black with polished lip, antenna on drivers side, and a matching spare wheel with tire mounted on the rear. Cruise this small and fun to drive Crosley anywhere knowing there is only 200 of these on the road today!