Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More Kings than the King Sisters

It must be getting close to the end of the microcar driving season, because eBay is full of King Midgets this week.

I try to keep tabs on what is moving, so I log into eBay and monitor a number of other sites -- and this week there are no fewer than four King Midgets for sale -- including a couple of Model 2's and a pair of Model 3's. And if you are interested in getting into the microcar game, it's hard to go wrong with one of these little cars. The metal work is simple (and expectations aren't too high, because it isn't like these cars left the factory looking like show cars), the engines are something you can almost have serviced at your local lawn mower repair shop, and the car will probably fit sideways in your garage, with space enough for your everyday driver in the same bay. (Unless you drive a Suburban or a Hummer.)

Also -- there are some great resources for the KM. Go to Midget Motor Supply for parts and to see what's up with progress on a new King Midget -- and the International King Midget Car Club is the place to go to connect with other KM owners (and to find out where the next Jamboree will be held).

So take a look. You might like what you see.

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