Historic Crosley-powered midget racer on eBay:
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Own a piece of racing history. I believe this to be a 1940s era
(possibly early 1950s) three-quarter midget racer. I first saw this
car in a local garage when I was growing up around 1964. The owner
raced it at Kokomo, Montpelier, and other local Indiana TQ dirt race
tracks. He quit racing around 1970.
This 3/4 racer sat in his garage for 35 years. I acquired it in 2005
and began the restoration process by removing the roll cage, and
beginning the dissassembly for repairs and paint. That is as far as
I got and now it is time to pass this on to a person eager to restore
an antique racecar. This has always been stored indoors. I have no
spare engine parts.
The seat is 'airplane leather' and in fairly good shape for its age.
I have stored the seat in a heated area to help prevent
deteroriation. I believe the tires to be original racing tires for
this class of open-wheel racing. I began work to smooth the exhaust
assuming this would be a static, indoor, display, but you can easily
remove my work with a grinder.
I believe this has an aluminum frame and everything is bolted to it.
I'm told the engine ran when it was mothballed around 1970, but I
can't guarantee that. It appears everything is here, but I'm no
expert. The body is fiberglass, the fuel tank is aluminum, and all
dust and dirt is included.
I will be here when your shipping company arrives, but would greatly
prefer you pick this up. I can supply the name of the person I
bought this from, to the winning bidder. NO RESERVE....you can tell
me what it is worth.
Information to help me better determine what I have, and questions,
PayPal, or certified funds, with payment in full within three days of
auction end. No cash on pickup. Payment as described in full before
pickup. Your winning bid is what you pay and no exceptions. Ask