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  • 1957 Jurisch Motoplan
    8 inch rear wheel and shorter chaincase came from the Tourist scooter 102A 1 The unique steering U shaped handlebars pivoted under the seat is a delight to use light and precise Handlegrips conveniently incorporate blinker switch and horn button Canopy tail seat and fuel tank all pivot upwards for access In conjunction with motorcycle dealer Joe Berliner he tried to market the tiny car in New York City at the height of the tailfin craze hugely misjudging the market from his vantage point in rural Germany This car the prototype number 101 ended up languishing in a Florida dealership whereupon it was acquired by Vic Hyde and then in 1994 brought to Canada for restoration At least two more cars were built The second also blue was given a taller more practical cabin and ten inch wheels The daughter of Carl Jurisch recalls as a little girl getting rides on the tail of this car when the regular transport to the school in the next village via the milk or post office trucks weren t running A letter from noted authority Dr Paul Simsa recalls how Jurisch brought the car to the offices of Das Motorrad for a test

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  • 1955 Kapi JIP
    power There followed the JIP of which this car is an example patterned after the American Army Jeep and using again the 197cc Hispano Villiers The prototype was from Burgos and production was from 3 addresses in Barcelona This is the oldest and one of the rarest Spanish cars in the museum Other vehicles included the Platillo Volante flying saucer the Lujo luxury resembling a Fiat 600 and the M190

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  • 1959 "KING" (Fram King Fulda)
    the FRAM KING FULDA or FKF for short the name was shortened to KING in 1959 apparently after complaints from bearing manufacturer SKF This car is a KING Production ended in 1962 after about 400 cars had been produced Manufacturer AB Industrikompaniet King Hälsingborg Sweden Model KING Motor Fitchel Sachs 2 stroke Body Fibreglas Years Built 1957 1962 No Cylinders 1 Chassis Tube No Produced 400 Displacement 191 cc Suspension

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  • 1949 King Midget Series I
    The wooden crate is a replica of how the kit would be shipped to you Kits were sold by small ads in magazines and started as low as 50 increasing as the kit became more complete By 1951 complete cars could be purchased for 350 Manufacturer Midget Motors Co Athens Ohio U S A Model Series I Motor Wisconsin 4 stroke Body Steel Years Built 1947 1951 No Cylinders 1

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  • 1956 King Midget Series II
    resembled the Jeep with its square cornered fenders Intended for shopping or the golf course the car gained a considerable following and was produced for five years It is still popular in Shriners parades The dimensions of the car were chosen to be that of a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood in order that four could sit side by side on a railway car the intent being that a car could be shipped efficiently directly by the customer who took the key tied to the battery cable put in some gas and drove away Parts were scrounged from various Ohio parts suppliers such as the small car firm of Crosley in Cincinnati who supplied the steering wheel and muffler The convertible top bows did not fold down but could be completely removed as a unit and left at home Drive was by chain to one wheel and the mechanical brakes only operated on the rear wheels Accessories included a wiper metal doors incorporating side windows or wooden doors used with canvas side window inserts These same doors carried on without change into the early Series III King Midget introduced in 1957 Manufacturer Midget Motors Co Athens Ohio U S

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  • 1965 King Midget Series III
    Jeep in miniature Wheelbase now measured 76 inches while overall length increased to 117 inches up more than a foot from the second series cars A rear mounted air cooled Wisconsin single cylinder engine was used again now with 9 horsepower Bumpers were larger front and rear tread were both up two inches to 44 and tire size was increased to 5 70 x 8 Bodies were now of semi unit construction with frame and body components welded together for improved strength Brakes were hydraulic to all four wheels As in the past the new K M came with a six volt electrical system Weight increased to about 700 pounds In about 1959 wooden doors were replace by aluminum In 1961 six volt ignition was replaced by 12 In 1966 the engine was upgraded to a 12 hp Kohler Somewhat later the aluminum doors changed to steel Domestically there were no real competitors All in all this was the nicest and best finished King Midget ever Manufacturer Midget Motors Co Athens Ohio U S A Model Series III Motor Kohler K301 Body Steel Alum Years Built 1957 1969 No Cylinders 1 Chassis Perforated Steel No Produced Est 3400 Displacement 29

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  • 1955 Kleinschnittger F-125
    form which were delivered to Ghent with the famous Kleinschnittger VW Bus with all of 23 horsepower fitted with a roof rack for two cars and towing two more Other export cars were towed to the train station fourteen at a time by a Fiat sedan The F 125 was sent to 22 countries including the USA where the distributor was in the midwest In 1953 the grille got smaller oval openings along with a more tapered windshield The ILO motor was redesigned giving another 5 hp The optional 200 Deutschmark Dynastart was offered to save knuckles from being barked on the dashboard with the rope pull but it was not recommended as Paul Kleinschnittger felt that the weight affected the free revving character of the motor Several prototypes based on the F 250 and the R 50 Conny scooter were also produced before the end of Kleinschnittger production due to financial difficulties This particular car was shipped to Los Angeles in August 2001 where it was modified with smaller space saver spare wheels with hubcaps cut down wooden windshield antenna and prominent blinkers and filmed in the commercial for the Cadillac Escalade EXT introduced at the Super Bowl in

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  • 1955 Kroboth-Allwetterroller
    by side body sat on a central tube chassis with transverse leaf sptings at the front and a longitudinal one in back The motor was from Fichtel Sachs brakes from ATE steering from ZF with a column shift then the height of fashion and a windshield from Volkswagen Numerous offers of financial investment resulted but one by one they all came to naught The trend was to bigger cars and

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