HomeVehiclesCT3 Crosley Pup lightweight ‘Jeep’

Last weekend I met a collector with a small jeep-like vehicle I had never seen before. You can see Jaap in the photo with it. It was a CT3 Crosly Pup. One of only 36 ever built. It was a prototype built by Crosley Brothers for the War Department that was looking to acquire a vehicle smaller than the Willy’s Jeep so it would fit in the aircraft that were in use back then.The idea was to equip paratroopers with it.

More info can be found on several websites:
eWillys.comWarJeeps.com

This project was eventually abandoned, but it peaked my interest, so I’m looking to find out more about it. Finding a 1/35 scale model of it would also be great.

Below you see detail photos of the data plate and the dials on the dashboard.

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