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Crosley Gasporter-1948

Crosley Gasporter-1948

Crosley Motors Incorporated had its main office and engineering facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, with assembly plants in Richmond, Indiana, (1939-1942) and Marion, Indiana, (1946-1952).  The Crosley automobile was the brain child of Powel Crosley, who had already made his fortune as a direct-mail marketer, a radio and appliance manufacturer, owner of WLW (the "Nation's Station") and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.  The Gasporter you see here was primarily built for use at small airports to service planes, but they were marketed for other applications as well.   It was manufactured by Engineering Research Associates, Inc. of St. Paul, MN, on a Crosley truck chassis.  Economical, versatile, rugged, and safe, the Gasporter offers one-person operation.  With a 200 gallon capacity and compartment for carrying lubricating oil and accessories, it offers complete fuel service.  It operates on aviation fuel.  A number have survived, with several now in restored condition.
 
Specifications:
 
Manufacturer:  Crosley Motors, Inc.
Country of Origin:  U.S.A.
Drivetrain Configuration:  Front engine, rear wheel drive
Engine:  721cc, 4 cylinder, 26 hp
Transmission:  3 speed manual
Top Speed:  Governor factory-set at 9 mph
Years of Production:  1946-48
Number Produced:  Unknown
Original Cost:  $799
 

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