It wouldn’t be surprising to see this 1958 King Midget Model III on a future episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld himself behind the wheel. It’s small, quirky, and has plenty of amazing details to hold your interest. This is a special car for a special person, which could be you, because it’s for sale at a very affordable $23,900.
Built in Ohio by Midget Motors, the King Midget Model III was first introduced in 1957. The fact it was a micro car at a time when Americans were driving big land yachts with tall fins and acres of chrome is a bit of an irony. Of course, Midget Motors had been around since 1946, producing the kinds of cars that not only get you there, but do it in some of the quirkiest ways possible.
As you can clearly see, portions of this car’s body are made of wood. Fortunately, the wood that’s present now is free of warping, dry rot, and so forth. It has a fantastic finish which really brings out the wood grain for a beautiful presentation. There are two strips of wood on the hood, while the metal body panels are painted a fresh white. Minimal chrome accents keep things light.
It gets even more unique from there. Under that hood sits a single-cylinder engine. Yes, you’ll be the only one on the block with a car using such propulsion. It produces near 10-horsepower. As you can imagine, this convertible is all about enjoying the journey and not getting to a destination quickly.
A complete nut-and-bolt restoration that was done recently makes this car an absolute beauty. The interior is free of blemishes and comes with factory features, preserving the unique nature of this American creation perfectly. Now it could make the perfect addition to your growing collection, plus you won’t have to clear out much space in the garage to make it fit.
You can inquire through GR Auto Gallery about purchasing details.
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