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Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker)

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Crosley Skorpion
« on: March 30, 2016, 11:41:34 pm »
Surprised I'd never come across this very attractive fibreglass body for the Crosley before. Puts me in mind of the Hostaco Bambino.
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Re: Crosley Skorpion
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 10:26:00 am »
Even a bit like Victoria Spatz , what years this Malcolm ?
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Re: Crosley Skorpion
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2016, 04:22:18 pm »
Even a bit like Victoria Spatz , what years this Malcolm ?
The Skorpion developed from a design by two friends called John Wills and Ralph Roberts. They cobbled together something they called the Wasp around 1950 using a Crosley chassis with an Indian motorcycle engine. The Skorpion was a more polished design that developed from this using a Crosley engine as well as the chassis. This was featured in the above magazine in early 1952 and a kit was put on the market around the same time. Another company called Viking Craft took over the rights to the Skorpion later that year whereupon it became the Super Skorpion.

Further reading :-
http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/fiberglass-car-marques/skorpion_wasp_and_viking-kraft/super-skorpion-introduction-and-brochure-late-1952/

http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/fiberglass-car-marques/skorpion_wasp_and_viking-kraft/where-are-you-%E2%80%9Csuper-skorpions%E2%80%9D-out-there%E2%80%A6viking-craft-brochure-1953/

http://www.crosleyskorpion.com/ Website dedicated to the car (currently seems to be off-line)
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Re: Crosley Skorpion
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 04:53:09 pm »
http://www.crosleyskorpion.com/ Website dedicated to the car (currently seems to be off-line)

most every website can be accessed via the Internet Archive at www.Archive.org:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160110154339/http://crosleyskorpion.com/