Re: '47 light blue Crosley


Appreciate it Dennis, been through several myself and it's really easy to get caught up in the moment and see finished and fun that's really miles and dollars away.  Mike's answer was what was asked for, he's probably real close since he has been shopping nearly six months. Also to the OP, the CC series (46-48s) originally had CoBra engines and six inch mechanical drum brakes unless the car has been altered. Neither is a problem if one understands these going in. Also the OP may not know that finding a surprisingly low mile Crosley is the norm rather than an exception. People parked 10 to 20 thousand mile cars that needed something fixed intending to get around to fixing the Crosley later. Life got in the way, new cars and trade ins were becoming more plentiful. Baby boomer kids were growing long legs, families needed larger cars. Used car buyers could find vehicles that were on blocks during WW II. Jobs were everywhere, money was looser, gas was cheap, financing was available. Except for Korea times were good in the fifties. Why wrench for several days when one could ride today?   Paul

On 7/2/2019 2:13 PM, Dennis Terdy wrote:

Spot on advice! (I own a '47 coupe!)

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 10:50 AM paul <bikertrash@...> wrote:
Without trying to be a smart mouth, this question is too subjective and broad to get a real answer. The 47 Crosley is worth exactly what one is willing to pay, what one wants with it, and how much work one can do or have to farm out. Be honest with yourself, do you like it and want it or are you thinking about a flip and making a few bucks? Remember, it's not a 57 Chevy or big engine muscle Mustang, but it is the beginning of a fun little car that will draw crowds away from chrome laden Corvettes at a gathering. Where do you live? Is there a chance you can make it to Wauseon, Ohio (northwest corner of the state) next weekend, sometime July 11-13th? If so, go see the cars and talk with folks. Crosley people are very friendly and approachable. See what the vendors have, get an idea of what you might need and the cost. Evaluate the car you have spotted first. You might discover that even free isn't a great deal if it is but a parts car, incomplete, floors rusted away, gas tank shot, engine stuck, glass broken, rubber gaskets a mess, rodent infested with upholstery and wiring chewed away.  Then again, you may have found a jewel, a preserved piece that can become a wonderful toy without too much work or money, a survivor. Be educated. Parts are around, a Crosley can be built starting with just one good lug bolt but it will never be a six digit or even mid five digit valued car, what are you willing to invest? Does it have transferable paperwork that matches the VIN tag middle of the firewall? If being a Crosley owner is your dream, study, learn, ask, you might find that a finished or nearly done car is a much better investment. Then again if you are handy and prefer the "I did it myself" smile, sit down with the present owner and a pot of coffee, talk honestly. If making money is what you have in mind, I guarantee you won't get rich with this flip.  Paul Rinehart

On 7/2/2019 9:25 AM, Donna Bomia wrote:
I'm trying to get a ball park figure on a '47 light blue Crosley with radio. It's a 2 door and is in fair condition. I'll be pulling it out the barn within the next few weeks so, pictures will be coming but in the meantime anyone have a ballpark figure?

Ty Totally Clueless 🤗

Dennis Terdy

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