The King Midget for sale on eBay has solid sheet metal. Its interior looks to be complete and the canvas top is intact. Launched after World War II by civil air patrol pilot buddies Claud Dry and Dale Orcutt, the company got its start by producing tiny kit cars that required local sheet metal fabrication and assembly. Call it a clown car if you like, but the marvelous little roadster boasted big car technology like unit body construction and four-wheel hydraulic brakes.
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The group makes another interesting claim, that the King Midget was the only small car continuously manufactured for nearly a quarter of a century, We're not sure we agree with that, as the VW Beetle covered that many years, and more. But then, the Beetle was positively midsize compared with the King Midget. Their first "production model" was conceived and sold as a single-passenger kit car into which nearly any single-cylinder engine could be installed. Beginning in the late s, you could buy the King 1 as a kit or fully assembled and powered by a 6-horse Wisconsin engine. These were basic cars.
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King Midget was a micro car produced between and by the Midget Motors Corporation. 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. By , they began to use the name Midget Motors Manufacturing Co. Midget Motors' primary methods of advertising their cars were through small advertisements in popular magazines that appealed to home mechanics. The ads were tiny but effective; they showed a midget car and some earlier ads contained the phrase " lb.