1951 Crosley Deluxe Good Humor Ice Cream Truck Incredible Attention to Detail
Crosley was a small, independent American manufacturer of subcompact cars, bordering on microcars. At first called the Crosley Corporation and later Crosley Motors Incorporated, the Cincinnati, Ohio, firm was active from 1939 to 1952, interrupted by World War II production. 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.
Crosley introduced several "firsts" in American automotive history, including the first affordable, mass-market car with an overhead camshaft engine in 1946; the first use of the term 'Sport(s-) Utility' in 1947, for a 1948 model year convertible wagon; and the first American cars to be fitted with 4-wheel caliper type disc brakes, as well as America's first post-war sports car, the Hotshot, in the 1949 model year.
All of Crosley's models were lightweight (1,100 to 1,400 pounds (500 to 640 kilograms)) body-on-frame cars with rigid axles front and rear, and engines with less than 1 litre (61 cubic inches) displacement. With exception of the late introduced Hotshot and Farm-O-Road models, the vast majority of all Crosleys were built on an 80-inch (2.03-meter) wheelbase, and with leaf-springs.
This incredibly fun little Good Humor Ice Cream Truck is just the thing for the collector looking for a unique addition to their car display or Museum. The over the top attention to detail includes an Ice Cream Bar Shifter, Fake Snow on the Freezer, Ice Cream Man Mascot, Built in Bottle Top Remover, Grill Propeller, Unique 4 Bell Chimes, and extensive custom painted graphics and logos, and more. Each wheel has a different slogan hand painted on the rim. The Freezer is a Modern Unit that is fully functional, as well as a modern Ice Well. With top to bottom attention to every possible detail, the engine and undercarriage is jewelry like in its restoration and presentation.
This is a unique, one of a kind vehicle that is truly without peer. Fresh to market, this is likely the only opportunity you will have to acquire something this fun and interesting.