This site is mostly about the 1950 Crosley mini 18 wheeler.

 The left photo was from "Touch A Truck" in Saint Petersburg FLorida.

The photo on the right is from around 1972 . I am in the drivers seat.

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Some information about my cars


The Crosley 1950

 In 1955,  Biago Pinto of Philadelphia PA  with custom truck body builder Robert Giordano,  set out to build this mini 18 wheeler. It would be used for advertising and promotion of the newley formed business. It was utilized until Pinto Trucking Service closed its doors in 1984. The choice for the cab would be a 1950 Crosley CD. The CD's either pick up or station wagon back was removed  and a 1939 Fruehauf 5th wheel added to pull a custom built 12' semi trailer. For better braking, a Hydrovac form a 50's Caddy was added. A 12' round nose trailer was also built.  Fast forward to the late 60's when a 1965 Chevy II  4 cylinder 153 engine and a Muncie 3 speed transmission where installed. In 1972, a MG Midget rear replaced the factory Crosley rear. In 1984 the Crosley was moved to a salvage yard in Middlesex NJ for storage. It eventually was left out in the yard for over 25 years.

I started rebuilding the truck in 2009  and finished most of it by 2016. The work is ongoing. I installed air conditioning  in 2017 and in 2018  had the prop shaft rebuilt. The 2 seats have been rebuilt and recovered with the same roll  pressed pleated material as the origional. In January of 2019, 1 axle snapped on the  MG rear end. It required  new axels and bearings. With that complete it is driving fine again.


VW Thing 1973

This is my 1973 VW Thing. I have owned it since 1984.  Since being under water in June of  2018, all of the electrical and mechanicals have been rebuilt and it back on the road!


Mercedes 560SL 1987

We have owned this 560 SL since 2016. Finish is Pearl Black with a burgundy interior.  The previous owner of 27 years, garage kept it and drove it fewer than 500 miles each of the last 5 years. Showing 71.850 on the odometer as of March 15, 2019. We continue to keep it garaged and the milage low. As menbers of the Mercedes Club of America, Tampa Bay section, we drive it to club meetings and events.  

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Crosley 18 wheeler mini custom

Saint Petersburg, Florida