We believe every vehicle of historical significance deserves a champion; a steward to promote and support it. In they accepted a buy-out offer from a group backed by investment bankers and the owners retired, remaining as consultants. Use the form above to be the first to add a review! As time progressed, other improvements evolved. This is a brief historical perspective of the fascinating little King Midget and the other products manufactured and sold by Claud Dry and Dale Orcutt. It offered incomparable fuel economy. All Years All Years.
Refresh the Autoblog page you were viewing. In addition, Conley expanded the number of parts available by either making them himself or getting someone else to manufacture parts no longer available. However, it was this model which first offered the optional automatic transmission, reverse, electric starter, shatter proof safety-glass tinted windshield, top, steel winter doors with sliding Plexiglas windows, hot air heater, speedometer, turn signals, hand operated controls for handicapped persons and the golf model, complete with two golf bag racks, extra wide traction tires on the rear, special low gearing, foot rests on the front fenders and an extra quiet muffler system. It could carry more than its own weight, it could pull exceptionally heavy loads, it had the agility of a mountain goat; all over arduous terrain with durability and economy for thousands of miles. Both of them would carry two people and had a built-in package compartment. Ironically, Eads as a college student, had worked as a consultant for Midget Motors during development of the second model.
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Description: He takes great pride in his contribution to King Midget. As time progressed, other improvements evolved. The Custom model was introduced in , along with the standard model King Midget. By , Dry and Orcutt had developed the second model King Midget, a two passenger convertible offered either fully assembled or as a kit, powered by the 7.