As time progressed, other improvements evolved. CLICK FOR IMAGES FOR SALE- King Midget Model III Replica. It runs and drives great. FOR SALE - King Midget Model 1 Fiberglass Reproduction Grilles. The costs of rebuilding after the fire, combined with new safety and emissions standards, were more than Eads could bear, and he closed the company in This is a brief historical perspective of the fascinating little King Midget and the other products manufactured and sold by Claud Dry and Dale Orcutt.
The Highway-Master, with a 6 horsepower engine, could cruise at 45 to 50 miles per hour. First car us kids learned to drive in. The automobile celebrated its 65th birthday in We had a either a 58 or 68 King Midget.
In recent years, an increased appreciation has developed about the qualities of the King Midget's efficient use of materials, fuel economy, ruggedness, and ease of repair. Unlike other American car makers, King Midget sold directly to consumers without a network of dealerships. The Golf model had special low gearing. By , they began to use the name Midget Motors Manufacturing Co.
Russ says he is the third owner of the car, which was originally purchased by a Texas driver. The new model was featured on the cover of Popular Science magazine. We had a either a 58 or 68 King Midget. There was no electric starter - you had to pull a rope instead like on a lawnmower. Retrieved from " https: The Model 2 King Midget was a basic vehicle with a hand start cable on the left, outside behind the seat. LIghts kits, satellite phones, off-road tires, car tents, winches, and everything you need to