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Old 12-27-2011, 07:44 PM   #451 (permalink)
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...weren't there a couple different models of the King Midget?
Yes.

Model 1 was a single seater

Model 2 was a two seater that weighed 500 pounds and cost $500. ($1 per. lb)

Model 3 had a longer wheel base and larger engine

The last car that was to go into production was called the Commuter, a one-piece fiberglass car that looked a lot like a dune buggy. Unfortunately, a fire at his newly-built Florida plant destroyed the only body mold. The 1970 run comprised only 15 cars, including the only three Commuters ever built. The costs of rebuilding after the fire, combined with new safety and emissions standards, were too much for Eads to bear, and he euthanized the company in 1970.

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Old 12-28-2011, 02:13 PM   #452 (permalink)
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In Europe, most people simply didn't have the money to buy big new cars after the devastations of WW2, which lead to the abundance of microcars.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:19 PM   #453 (permalink)
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As it has gone quiet, here's one.



Clue - it is not what you think it is straight away, but is based on it.
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As it has gone quiet, here's one.



Clue - it is not what you think it is straight away, but is based on it.
Well, it's clearly a Fiat 500 Topolino... but I presume that's the car you're alluding to that it's based off as I've never seen a Topolino with four doors.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:57 PM   #455 (permalink)
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Yep. You are on the right track. This one is/was for sale in the US.
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Simca 4.
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Yep. You are on the right track. This one is/was for sale in the US.
This comment actually threw me off track... I don't believe the Simca was ever available here in the States other than an occasional gray market import. Was this specific car listed for sale over here?
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This comment actually threw me off track... I don't believe the Simca was ever available here in the States other than an occasional gray market import. Was this specific car listed for sale over here?
Apologies - that was not deliberate - I found it here

1948 Simca

I mentioned in as I know some EM'ers watch classic cars for sale every now and again. I am making an assumption he is in the US based on the other cars, the trailer and the background to the photos.

Have to admit it I only learned about it (the Simca 4) recently. Made apparently due to high import duties in france - pre EU of course.

Anyhow, Sentra got it so his turn.
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Apologies - that was not deliberate - I found it here

1948 Simca

I mentioned in as I know some EM'ers watch classic cars for sale every now and again. I am making an assumption he is in the US based on the other cars, the trailer and the background to the photos.

Have to admit it I only learned about it (the Simca 4) recently. Made apparently due to high import duties in france - pre EU of course.

Anyhow, Sentra got it so his turn.
Thanks quite all right, no worries.

I have a strong interest in classic cars myself, and immediately noticed the similarities to the Topolino, but being American, didn't know of Simca. It very well could be in the US, (.ws domain means Western Samoa, but the page was likely swiped and reproduced for nefarious purposes, I wouldn't click around too much on it) but if so, it would have been gray market imported. From what I've found, it appears they were only sold in France back then.

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