Identifying Your Crosley



1939-1942

Pre-War (1939 - 1942)

Pre-War Body and Engine Serial Number Location

The body serial number is located on the front flange of the right cowl side panel. Also on this plate is the paint code number which designates to the factory the color and shade of the finish of the body.

Serial Numbers by Model Year - Some variation in the prefix to the serial numbers have been reported.  The last 5 digits are the significat numbers in detemining year.

1939 - 390-10000     and up
1940 - 390-20000     and up
1941 - 390-30000     and up
1942 - CB42-32000  and up

The Pre-War Crosley came in may body styles including several truck models. The most common is the Convertible Coupe and Convertible Sedan (shown).


1946-1948


1948 1/2


CC Models (1946 - 1948)

The body serial number is located inside the engine compartment, Top dead center of the firewall. (Serial Numbers start with "CC")

Serial Numbers by Model Year

1946 - CC46-100 to CC46-5205
1947 - CC47-10000 to CC47-26999
 CC-2700 to CC31999
1948 - CC-32,000 to CC-61256

The bar grill was added part way through 1948 and was offered as an option to update earlier Crosleys to the "New Look" . Since the bars were available from the dealer you will find them on earlier CC models. The most popular model in shear numbers was 1948 Station Wagon, Crosley lead all other American car companies in steel bodied station wagons in 1948.


1949-1950


1951-1952


CD Models (1949 - 1952)

The body serial number is located inside the engine compartment, Top dead center of the firewall. (Serial Numbers start with "CD")

Serial Numbers by Model Year

1949 CD-100001 to CD-108628
1950 CD-200001 to CD-206685
1951 CD-300001 to CD-306958
1952 CD-400001 and up

A full model line was offered with sedan, station wagon, convertible and pickup.

1952-1949


Hotshots & Super Sports

The body serial number is located inside the engine compartment, Top dead center of the firewall. (Serial Numbers start with "VC")

Serial Numbers by Model Year

1949 VC-10001 to VC-10727
1950 VC-20001 to VC-20835
1951 VC-30001 to VC-30670
1952 VC-40001 and up

The Hotshot was introduced in 1949 with the Super Sports added as a dressed up version in 1950. In 1951 and 1952 full doors were added to the Super Sports while the Hotshot continued with the cut down sides with either no doors or removable half doors.

1952-1950


FarmOroad

The body serial number is located inside the engine compartment, Driver side of firewall. (Serial Numbers start with "FR")

Serial Numbers by Model Year

1950 FR-100 and up
1951 Continued from 1950 up to FR-430
1952 FR-1001 and up

The FarmOroad was a bridge between a tractor and a truck/car for the small farmer. A full set of implements were sold to go with the FOR to do all your farming and then you could take off the dual wheels and drive to town.


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