Walter King - the original demountable

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mjb666
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Walter King - the original demountable

Post: # 26029Post mjb666
June 3rd, 2019, 7:39 pm

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WOW! Great project for someone - one of the original demountables from Walter King. Highly collectable if restored. Tempting!

Now i know nothing of the history of demountables but seeing this advert & reading Martin's reply & coincidentally reading an article on facebook that mention's

"and eventually bought a vintage 1978 GMC Kingsley."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-can ... UyGtCuTn3I

I just wondered if Walter King & "Kingsley" are connected?

OR i'm just guessing?

Hopefully Martin &/or Richard will be able to shed some light on it?

Mike
2005 Mitsubishi L200 Single Cab 4x2
Unknown Demountable

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Re: Walter King - the original demountable

Post: # 26048Post saDgit
June 5th, 2019, 10:56 am

mjb666 wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 7:39 pm
WOW! Great project for someone - one of the original demountables from Walter King. Highly collectable if restored. Tempting!

Now i know nothing of the history of demountables but seeing this advert & reading Martin's reply & coincidentally reading an article on facebook that mention's

"and eventually bought a vintage 1978 GMC Kingsley."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-can ... UyGtCuTn3I

I just wondered if Walter King & "Kingsley" are connected?

OR i'm just guessing?

Hopefully Martin &/or Richard will be able to shed some light on it?

Mike
Hi Mike, good guess but no cigar I'm afraid. :)
:geek: Geek alert! GMC, as far as I know, were the only US auto manufacturer to build their own line of motorhomes - various models but all streamlined A-class with a distinctive low profile. They produced the last models in 1978 so I reckon the Kingsley in the article is probably one of the last to come off the production line. Walter King's company did spread their wings and eventually started to build trailer caravans and motorhomes, as well as their demountables, but they shut up shop in 1987.
Martin

Previous demountables: Island Plastics 'Suntrekker' on P100, S.Karosser 'EC8L' on Ranger supercab
Current demountables: Rhino 'Safari' hardside and self-built pop-top on Ranger double cab

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Re: Walter King - the original demountable

Post: # 26051Post mjb666
June 5th, 2019, 8:20 pm

Thanks Martin

Always good to learn a bit more Demountable history.

I was wrong in my guess, nothing new, sort of hoped i might have been right, oh well.

Mike
2005 Mitsubishi L200 Single Cab 4x2
Unknown Demountable

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