Crofton Marine Engine Company
Automotive manufacturer San Diego, California; USA From 1959 to 1962.
The Crofton Marine Engine Company was an American Diesel equipment dealer and automaker, which was located between 1959 and 1961 in San Diego (California).
After the end of Crosley in 1952, WB Crofton, an established GMC and Detroit Diesel dealer in San Diego, acquired motor and automobile rights.
In 1959, the bug came out, which was modelled after the Crosley Farm-O-Road and had a slightly modified and uprated Crosley engine and the overall length was increased to 105 inches.
The bug was a small, four-seat open ATV jeep type car all were painted yellow but a $20 option for different paint was available. Its top-mounted four-cylinder in-line engine had a displacement of 721 cc and made 35 bhp (26 kW) at 5200 rpm Compression ratio of 9.9:1 .
The car had 63" 1600 mm wheelbase and was 105 inches long with a Width of 48 inches. The weight was 498 kg, the selling price at US $ 1350 to $2,350, There was also a pickup version called Tug with a full half-ton payload capacity. Standard equipment included padded seats, deluxe high back seats became options, other options such as heavy-duty suspension and wheels and Power-Lok differential an all-weather option with A canvas top, and side curtains. Transmission was a three-speed synchromesh Also, a six-speed transmission Tires (standard) 5.30x12 and larger 9.00 x 10-inch-high flotation or tires as options.Suspension Semi-elliptical leaf type springs .Brakes drum four-wheel hydraulic with a 6volt Electrical system and fuel capacity of 8 gallons.
Production ended in 1962 with around 250 of the Crofton versions sold.