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Crofton Bug- 1962

Crofton Bug- 1962

When Crosley ceased production, the rights to the Crosley engine changed hands several times. During this period, the engine was manufactured and sold as a stationary engine for use by the military and for boat motors. In 1959, Crofton Marine Engine Company purchased the rights to the Crosley engine and the inventory. Crofton used the engine in the Crofton Bug–a miniature jeep-looking vehicle. The Bug was built from approximately 1959 to the early 1960s. The exact date is hard to place because Bugs were assembled as orders came in even after official production ended. The Bug was modeled after the Farm O’Road and it used a modified Crosley engine. Like the Farm O’Road, the Crofton Bug came with options such as a snow plow or tow bar.

 

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Crofton Marine Engine Co.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Engine: 4 cylinder, 750 cc, water cooled
  • Top Speed: 50 miles per hour
  • Years of Production: 1959-1961

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