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Hackneys were built in about 1957 by the Gordon W. Morton Co. on High Point Road in Greensboro NC. There were two models, Standard and Deluxe, the latter including a windshield, head/tail lamps, lightning-bolt trim on the sides and a battery-operated horn. Standard colors were two-tone red/white only. Trailer hitch was standard. Engines varied but were usually 2hp. A manual lever clutch allowed forward and reverse.

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I have a 1958 Hackney that was bought for me new.

I have restored it painting it back to the original Carolina Blue and White. Still have the windshield and engine. Engine runs but is not in car right now because I use as focal point in our recroom.

My father sold several of them in his hardware store.

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Glad you still have yours. It was great of your parents to buy one for you. Interesting that yours is in blue because the company advertised them in only red with white trim. I have a copy of some Hackney literature and Autolit www.autolit.com was selling original Hackney literature as well; they may still have some. A Hackney also showed up on eBay about five years ago. An east-coast amusement park which name escapes me ordered a fleet of Hackneys in 1956. There are some Hackney photos in Microcars www.onelist.com/group/Microcars .

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I have a Hackney that was given to me by my grandfather. We believe that it was bought at a ford tractor companyin NC that also sold crosley products. I'm not sure of the year but its in really good shape with almost no rust. I am restoring it to its original condition. Any further detailed information about Hackneys or where others or parts can be found would be greatly appreciated. I have search google high and low and can't find much info. I'll post pictures very soon. Thanks!

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If you want to try to narrow down the dealer that you Hackney was bought from, we have a listing on the Crosley Auto Club web site (www.crosleyautoclub.com ) of known Crosley dealers. If you remember another dealer, please let us know so we can add it to our list!!

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I have a Hackney that was given to me by my grandfather. We believe that it was bought at a ford tractor companyin NC that also sold crosley products. I'm not sure of the year but its in really good shape with almost no rust. I am restoring it to its original condition. Any further detailed information about Hackneys or where others or parts can be found would be greatly appreciated. I have search google high and low and can't find much info. I'll post pictures very soon. Thanks!

Hi just joined this site. I also have a Hackney that I'm trying to restore this winter. it is rough, no trunk or engine. it is the deluxe model. I sure could use some closeups of the trunk lid and the latch, I made the trunk lid but do not know what the latch looks like or how it latches. also, what model engine is in your car? Jim

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I have a hackney car with most of the original parts. The trunk has just a hole with no latch and has been so since the 1970's when my wife drove it as a kid. She thinks that the car was made without a latch. Her father bought the car new in the 50's at a Western Auto store. We had it painted and restored a few years ago and are considering selling it now. I'd be glad to send you a picture of the trunk if you would like.

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I have a hackney car with most of the original parts. The trunk has just a hole with no latch and has been so since the 1970's when my wife drove it as a kid. She thinks that the car was made without a latch. Her father bought the car new in the 50's at a Western Auto store. We had it painted and restored a few years ago and are considering selling it now. I'd be glad to send you a picture of the trunk if you would like.
yes please send a picture of the trunk, also what engine is in yours and can you give me the model number of it? thank you

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yes please send a picture of the trunk, also what engine is in yours and can you give me the model number of it? thank you

Mine has a Clinton 2hp.. not sure what model number but I'm restoring it so I'll look.

Hubert Hackney, the inventor, past away about 5 years ago. Here is a link to his patent.

http://www.google.com/patents/USD179896

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Mine has a Clinton 2hp.. not sure what model number but I'm restoring it so I'll look.

Hubert Hackney, the inventor, past away about 5 years ago. Here is a link to his patent.

http://www.google.com/patents/USD179896

I'm still looking for a picture of the trunk lid and the hole where it lifts up. I have no lid and want to get it right when I make the lid. any help you have for this would be great. Jim

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I'm still looking for a picture of the trunk lid and the hole where it lifts up. I have no lid and want to get it right when I make the lid. any help you have for this would be great. Jim

I have pictures but can not get them to up load.

If had your email address could send.

blue_heel

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I bought this Hackney from an antiques dealer in Wilson NC. It was cool to see it and after looking at it for a while, struck a deal and put it on layaway payments. It has a 1hp engine installed, so I would assume that it was strictly a kids car and not able to pull an adult around fast enough. I have no idea how long it has been this way but it's probably been customized more than 10 yrs ago as that's how long i believe I have had it. Sorry for the sideways pics, I think I can adjust them to be horizontal.

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I have added several pictures of my Hackney in my gallery, wasn't sure how to reply with them in the thread.

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Hello All,

 

I cannot tell you how excited I am to see this discussion.  My grandfather was Hubert Hackney and I never realized he built the mini car and sold them to the public.

 

I just recently discovered the original patent and some old pics.

 

I am looking to purchase one to keep in the family.  If you have one or know someone who would sell it please contact me via email jsaunders1974atGmail.com

 

Thank you!

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Hi. I'm the daughter of Hubert Hackney and I thought I would share a unknown fact about the very first midget auto my daddy made. The first car was electric. It wasn't for sale but the prototype for the gas engine. It had a very long extinction cord (s) that provided the power. We had hours and hours of fun driving it as far as the cord would allow.

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