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! 



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4 comments:

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

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  2. All the UFO pilots drove them.

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  3. Belongs here: https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2020/02/07/cool-beach-cars-to-soothe-your-winter-blues?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20_February_10_Newsletter_NewDD

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