To place a "for sale" ad, you must be a current member of the club. Membership is not required for ads "wanting to purchase" a King Midget. Each ad will run for 2 months or until we are notified that the item has been sold. Use the link below to remove your ad when part or item is sold or when vehicle purchased. Removal notification must be from the same email address as when the ad was placed. If you would like the ad to run longer, you must resubmit it after 2 months.
This mail-order King Midget microcar was built in Athens, Ohio for nearly 25 years following World War II, with a total of about 5, produced, in three car models plus motor scooters. In the burgeoning hobby of collectible cars, none is more fun than a King Midget. King Midgets have always been a hoot, and the fun factor increases every year. Some ways to enjoy these tiny cars:. Buy One Restoring King Midgets is a labor of love. As collector cars go, King Midgets are a bargain, either way.
Payment Options. The plate was originally coined brass and in the Sixties was changed to a printed image on aluminum. Though Midget Motors held several patents on technical aspects of their cars, they never trademarked or copyrighted their badge or their publications for that matter. In my design project with Midget Motors in , I proposed to add decals as further identification to the model. Claud declined, saying they intended to add a chrome nameplate--but it never happened.
The vast majority of motorists today have never heard of a King Midget, despite the fact that this long-vanished brand was, for a period, the sixth-largest automaker in America. A result of the collaboration between two innovative thinkers, the products of the Midget Motors Corporation—later the Midget Motors Manufacturing Company—were the most exciting products to come out of Athens, Ohio. The King Midget-branded scooters and automobiles have long been celebrated by the International King Midget Car Club, and this organization has had a strong presence on the World Wide Web since The American automotive marketplace was an exciting place in the immediate post-war period, with fresh startups like Kaiser-Frazer and Tucker vying to offer consumers different choices in motoring. The Super-Cycle was their first factory-built scooter, and the ready-to-assemble Model 1 was sold in the pages of home-mechanic magazines, starting in