Monday, February 10, 2020

The Real Luftgekühlt: 1958 King Midget III

The King Midget is not a child's toy that someone sneaked past the dimwits at their local DMV, but a micro car that traces it roots all the way back to 1946.  The initial versions were kit cars offering the unbeatable value of a 500 lb car for $500, but later the guys at the Midget Motors Corp offered fully assembled King Midgets...which is a strange name for a car powered by a single cylinder aircooled Wisconsin motor that pushed out 9.2 horsepower into a 2-speed...royal indeed. Find this 1958 King Midget offered for $11,500 in Northwest CT via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1958 King Midget Series III
condition: excellent
fuel: other
paint color: blue
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
Selling our 1958 King Midget Series III...complete nut & bolt restoration, rebuilt motor, new paint, new top, new interior! Downsizing, needs to go!

$11,500 or best reasonable offer! 

 See a better way to drive aircooled?


  1. If you're downsizing from a King Midget, what could you possibly be going with to get a downsized car? A Peel P50?

  2. All the UFO pilots drove them.

  3. Belongs here:


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