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Super Sport

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Super Sport

Manufacturer: Crosley Motor Company (American, 1939 - 1952)

Date: 1950
Medium: assembled metal, leather
Dimensions:
52 × 53 × 140 inches (132.1 × 134.6 × 355.6 cm)
Classification: Land Transportation T&E
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Nelda C. Stark, 2002
Object number: 0.3.1
Accession Number: 2002.4.1
Label Text:The Crosley Super Sport holds a unique place in automotive history. It was the first post-World War II American sports car. Only about 2,500 were produced during its run from 1949 to 1952. The Crosley Company is better known for making radios. H.J. Lutcher Stark often drove his Crosley around his garden Shangri La.
Provenance: H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; Estate of Nelda C. Stark; gifted August 7, 2002 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation [per Walter G. Riedel, III]; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House
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