King T

Alternative Name: Tognotti's T

Description from Bruce Pascal:

In 1964 Bob King started a project where a 1913 Model T was to be transformed into a special Hot Rod. With Don Tognotti providing the funding and the final touches, King T was finished in 1964, but only after having the famous painter Gene Winfield paint the car in a special chameleon Lavender color. With a 1955 Corvette small block engine, a unique all-chromed chassis, special chromed independent rear suspension and a fiberglass trunk, this car was entered into the Grand Nationals.

Declared America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, it won the top award and the trophy that goes with it. It toured the USA in 1965, and had two different model kits made of it also in 1965 and 1966. In 1967 Harry Bradley picked the King T to be one of the first 16 Hot Wheels released in 1968. It was called Hot Heap as a Hot Wheels.

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