AUTOS: Growing Midget

Powel Crosley Jr., the big man (6 ft. 4 in.) with the midget car, this week introduced his new line of 1948 automobiles. Among them was the cheapest postwar model he has yet produced: a two-passenger multi-purpose sports and general utility car. The price: $799 f.o.b. Marion, Ind. It brought Crosley closer to his ambition of producing virtually the same car for $500 if prices of raw materials and other costs go down.

The same ambition was reflected in Crosley's other two new models: a two-door, four-passenger station wagon ($929, f.o.b.); a ¼-ton-capacity...

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