Until the end of production in 1942 the Crocker motorcycles are produced on order, manually and individually. Then becoming a subcontractor to Douglas Aircraft for aviation parts, Crocker ceases all activity in motorcycles. He was right : times had changed and such activity was no longer viable without an actual production line.
From 1938 the two main options of the Crocker V-Twin were the displacement of the engine which could be increased on demand from 1 liter up to 1.5 liters, and the tank volume which was 2.5 gallons for the basic Small tank.
On January 25 in Las Vegas, Mecum sells a Crocker Big tank made in 1939 which has retained its original V-Twin 1 liter engine. It is estimated $ 400K, lot F 111. Please watch the video shared by the auction house.
The same sale also includes a 1937 Crocker Small tank 61-25, lot S151 estimated $ 300K, offered on January 26.
Let us remind two results obtained by Mecum on Crocker V-Twin 1 liter : $ 340K including premium on August 20, 2016 for a largely rebuilt 1938 Small tank, and $ 350K before fees on March 21, 2015 for a 1942 Big tank. Both were sold on a bill of sale.
RESULTS INCLUDING PREMIUM :
1939 : SOLD for $ 700K
1937 : SOLD for $ 420K