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Crosley Parkway Delivery - Small and Cheap with Lots of Class (2)

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  • mrcooby
    by Tom Brownell =========================== (Reprinted from Old Cars Weekly- 9/29/94) A man of many interests, Powel Crosley, Jr. found special fascination in
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      by Tom Brownell
      ===========================
      (Reprinted from Old
      Cars Weekly- 9/29/94)

      A man of many interests,
      Powel Crosley, Jr. found
      special fascination in the
      automobile. While still a
      teenager he attempted to
      build an electric car and
      a few years later tried
      again with the Marathon, a
      small car to be powered by
      a six-cylinder engine.

      Finally, having built a
      fortune in radios and
      refrigerators, Crosley set
      out to manufacture the
      smallest vehicles built in
      America. That first
      Crosley car, introduced in
      1939, was a tiny
      convertible; then, in
      1940, the Crosley line
      expanded to include
      several car and commercial
      models, including the
      Parkway Delivery.
      Crosley styled the Parkway
      Delivery to resemble a
      miniature town car, making
      it a vehicle any retail
      business could operate
      with pride and use to
      deliver modest packages
      even in the swankiest
      neighborhoods.
      ===========================

      Next: Cannon Ball Baker's
      cross-country tour.
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