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1949 King Midget Series I

Claud Dry and Dale Orcutt's first car was a crude midget-racer styled car built on a wood frame. A hand-operated clutch or centrifugal clutch was available .

It could be ordered in Kit Form or later as a completed car with a 6HP Wisconsin engine.

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 Chassis: Wood
No. Produced: Est: 500 Displacement: Suspension Front: Leaf Spring
No. Surviving: Est: 25 Horsepower: 6 Suspension Rear: Leaf Spring
Length: 7' 10" Gearbox: 1 + no reverse Steering: Peg and cable
Width: 3' 10" Starter: Rope or crank Brakes: Cable
Weight: 330 lbs. Electrics: 6 v 4 Wheels: 4.80/4.00 x 8"
Interior: Single seat Ignition: Coil Top Speed:

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