WORLD'S LOWEST PRICED AUTOMOBILE

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WORLD'S LOWEST PRICED AUTOMOBILE

WORLD'S LOWEST PRICED AUTOMOBILEKINGIn sports, play, or for utility trips, King Midgetis finding owners everywhere enthusiastic over itsastounding performance. From Florida, in Alaska, andon the mountainous highway to Mexico City, KingMidget has proven comfort, economy, and durability.King Midget is engineered for top small-car perform-A 2 PASSENGER CARthat can be operated for as lowas 75^ per week with 50 to 65miles per gallon makes KingMidget the ideal family secondcar. Maintenance and upkeep isso small that here is functionaltransportation at only a fractionof big car running expense. It isextremely simple in operationand easily handled by all thefamily.IDGETance—automatic transmission, big positive expandinginternal brakes, independent knee action on all fourwheels, patented oil and spring shock absorbers, andall steel frame and body. It is comfortable for 2 passengersat hour after hour driving in safety andtrouble-free operation.King Midget follows, to a great extent,principles of airplane construction-great strength with light weight. Itwill carry more than its own weightand will take the steepest grades orrough spots to those out-of-way placeswhere a big car won't take you. Ifthere's no dealer near you, fill in couponbelow and get full informationon our rider-agents proposition.Address all letters direct toMIDGET MOTORS MFG. CO.ATHENS 1, OHIOCOUPON • FILL OUT AND MAIL TODAY!Midget Motors Mfg. Co.,Athens 1, OhioThere is no King Midget dealer near me. Please send detailec literature andyour special rider-agents price and proposition. I enclose 25c to cover handlingcosts.(If you prefer a complete assembly book and service manual, with the aboveliterature, send $1.00 which will be refunded on first order.)Name. . . .•.Street NoCityStateAmi. enclosed 25c $1.00'.,.•


If you don't believe Kings are here to stay, try ordering one. Resort area rental firms have created a waiting list.KINGMIDGET MOTORS, ATHENS, OHIO, hasbuilt about 5000 cars since 1951.Most sales come from word-of-mouthadvertising and there's no dealer setupas such.Some 16 employees can turn outabout five cars per day. These sell forbetween $875 and $995, depending onoptions ordered. Power is by a Kohler.1-cylinder, 4-cycle engine boasting 12horses at 3600 rpm. It'll do over 60mph and squeeze up to 60 miles outof every gallon of gas, so King Midgetsare a natural choice for that second orthird car in the large family.A 2-speed automatic transmission,with reverse, transmits power to therear wheels through three clutch assemblies.No oil pumps or gears are used.Drive is via chain to the rear wheelsso ratios are easily changed; just adda different sized sprocket like youwould on a motorcycle.Midget Motors holds many patentsand makes everything for their cars exceptthe engine, battery, electrics andinstruments. A 12-volt Delco electricalsystem is used, with electric starting.Former Kings used rope-pull startersand offered skis to replace front wheelsfor snowy going; this option, unfortunately,has been dropped.New features for 1966 are 30% morehorsepower, relocated fuel tank, heavierbumpers and a quieter, 3-stage muffler.King Midgets come in one styleonly, a 2-passenger, all-steel roadsterbody with folding fabric top. MidgetMotors occupies a small but healthyniche in automobiledom.—R.M.(Above)King Midgets may be bought in kit form,complete direct from the factory or fromdealers. Much of the production is claimedby rental operators at resorts like DaytonaBeach, although they are fully licenseablefor street use anywhere.(Right)Aircraftlike perforated girder and tubingconstruction keeps King light-sturdy. Thissame chassis will hold 20 men with a combinedweight of 3237 pounds, or it canbe picked up, complete with motor, byone of them. Yes, w/w are available.MOTOR TREND/JANUARY 1966 39

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