Most car enthusiasts associate the microcar phenomenon—tiny, barely practical automobiles powered by small motorcycle or scooter engines—with postwar Europe. After much of the industrial capacity of continental Europe and the UK was bombed into rubble, materials for manufacturing civilian goods were in short supply. People were willing to drive just about anything that propelled them faster than their own two feet, no matter how diminutive the vehicle. Surprisingly, one of the most successful microcars was an all-American product: the King Midget. Fans of WWII-era vehicles might call Crosleys microcars, but they technically predate the microcar era; to begin with, they were in production before the war.
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Devoted to remembering the lost automakers - great and not so great - of the last seventy-five years. As the American automobile grew ever larger during the first decade after World War II, one car maker chose a different path. While the typical Detroit offering of the day tipped the scales at nearly two tons, not a single one of the 75, cars and trucks built by the Crosley Motor Company weighed more than a third that amount. Some might argue that Crosley was ahead of its time, pioneering the subcompact car a dozen years before the iconic Volkswagen Beetle. Others might say that its founder, Powell Crosley, was chasing a symbol of the past, the Ford Model T, whose time had come and gone.
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Crosley was a small, independent American manufacturer of subcompact cars , bordering on microcars. Their station wagons were the most popular model, but also offered were sedans, pickups, convertibles, a sports car, and even a tiny jeep-like vehicle. For export, the cars were badged Crosmobile.
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