The Crosley Hot Shot was America’s first post war production sports car and less than 2,000 examples were produced between 1949 and 1952. The Hot Shot wore the first production disc brakes on an American production car and was the first low priced overhead cam engine. The Crosley Hotshot also won the first race at Sebring on New Years Eve, 1950.
After a string of initial successes, 1949 saw Crosley introduce their Hot Shot model. A trim level above the Hot Shot was added the following year called the Super Sport. Besides having better trim, the Supersport also had a folding top. Later 1951 and 1952 Super Sports were distinguishable from the early Hot Shots by having full doors, while the Hot Shots had cut-down sides with either no doors or removable half doors.