Here’s something you don’t see every day… a car hauler full of Muntz Jets being shipped to our restorer for finishing touches.
Muntz Car Company was established in 1950 in Glendale, CA by Earl “Madman” Muntz, a well-known local used car dealer and electronics retailer. Muntz was assisted by Frank Kurtis, who had earlier attempted to produce a sports car under the Kurtis Kraft marque.
In 1951, Kurtis sold the license to manufacture the cars to Muntz, who rebadged them as the “Muntz Jet”, extended the body to make it a 4-seater, and exchanged the Ford engine with a larger Cadillac V8. Later, this engine would be replaced with a less expensive Lincoln side-valve V8.
The car, a sports coupe, was first built in Glendale, but manufacture soon moved to a new [...]