Automobile

Date:
1947 (car), 1955 (custom body)
Creator:
Crosley, with custom work by James H. Beard

Runabout with “IKE” and “MAMIE” stenciled on front quarter panels. Mr. Marvin Leonard of Fort Worth, Texas, in June 1955 gave this vehicle to George Allen to present to President and Mrs. Eisenhower. The four-wheel drive Crosley Runabout was used by the Eisenhowers to drive around the farm. Visiting world leaders such as Churchill and De Gaulle toured the farm with the President while in the Crosley. The Crosley was the nation’s first compact car, manufactured in Cincinnati and Marion, Indiana between 1939 and 1952.

Description (physical):

H 1.8, L 3.5, W 1.25 M

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 105
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site