Thousands of inquiries came from abroad. Wheelbase was increased to 1, mm 72 in. Additions to or removals from this list are made with prudence. They had produced a unique car of their own design and constantly introduced improvements and refined their design. Kit Cars Top 40 Forward. We couldn't stick around to find who won.
King Midget: The Micro-Car That Sold for $1 a Pound
Car Show in Paso Robles 5. In , one enthusiast, John Weitlauf, assembled three new chassis from leftover parts, and it may be that they later received bodies from their owners. The unit-body, which was welded for increased strength, was continued throughout to the end of production. The pair began selling the cars as kits out of Athens, Ohio, in Languages Deutsch Edit links. The result was the Model 2. Although the company started out by offering a kit to build the car, they soon added completely-assembled cars and later only offered completed cars.
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The car was recently on display for an event at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. A single-story plant was critical. They were discontinued in the early s. Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. This tiny microcar, designed and built by airplane pilots Claude Cry and Cale Orcutt, was one of the most successful microcars. This was the model that first offered optional automatic transmission, electric starter, reverse, shatter proof safety-glass tinted windshield, top, steel winter doors with sliding Plexiglass windows.
Wisconsin was the main engine supplier, although Kohlers were also used. Apart from being very, very small, the King Midget is also inexpensive. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Rules: The rear fenders are a little weird but the seller says that they have the correct rear fenders, as well as a new, right rocker panel, and some miscellaneous parts. This was replaced in by a 12 horsepower Kohler. Lambert - June 2.