1962 Miller Crosley: Car of the Day by Carchasers
The Fifties and Sixties must have been a remarkable time to be around amateur racing paddocks, especially in Southern California. So many bright young engineers were working in the new aerospace industry, and they found outlets for their creativity in the abandoned airports that became racetracks. The SCCA’s H-Modified category seemed to attract these home-garage geniuses, as the small displacement motors were cheap and easy to modify, and the rules were relatively nonrestrictive.
This interesting example was apparently built from a Miller chassis, and used a Fiat front suspension and Crosley running gear. For a streamlined body, a Lotus fiberglass shell was cut down. It’s amazing to imagine a racer smaller than a Lotus.
The workmanship looks impressive, though years of neglect will be hard on any car. It will take some serious recommissioning, but the buy-in price looks mighty attractive.
It’s on eBay in California for $25,100 or offer.