Crosley and Crosley Motors (Paperback)

An Illustrated History of America's First Compact Car and the Company that Built It

By Michael Banks

Enthusiast Books, 9781583882931, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2012

List Price: 39.95*
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Crosley: A Very Fine Car is an in-depth illustrated history of America’s first compact car, from its beginnings as a rough, back-of-the-napkin sketch in 1937, to its life beyond production and into the 21st Century. The Crosley introduced such revolutionary innovations as disc brakes, the first SUV, a do-it-all farm vehicle, the Cobra engine with its sheet-metal block, surprising styling tricks, retail-store marketing, fuel economy that Detroit still hasn’t equaled. Includes some never before published facts and photos.

About the Author

Michael Banks has authored or co-authored over 45 books, including Crosley & Crosley Motors: America's First Compact Car & the Company that Built it for Enthusiast Books, and is a contributing editor/columnist for a variety of magazines in the U.S. and Japan. Michael has also served in many other editorial and acquisitions duties from writing ads to editing novels, being an agent for authors, and acquiring material for book and magazine length fiction.