1952 Muntz Jet Roadster Vehicle Profile

1952 Muntz Jet photograph

1952 Muntz Jet photograph

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The Muntz Car Company had its beginning in Glendale, CA. The company was founded by Earl 'Madman' Muntz, a well-known local used car dealer and electronics retailer. The company had a short life as a car manufacturer; from 1950 to 1954.

Muntz was assisted by Frank Kurtis, who had earlier attempted to produce a sports car under the Kurtis Kraft marque. A mere 36 Kurtis Kraft Sports cars were produced by 1950.

In 1951, Kurtis sold Muntz the license to manufacture the cars. They were quickly rebadged as the 'Muntz Jet'; he extended the body to make it a four-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 company managed to produce approximately 400c ars between 1951 and 1954. Due to the high manufacturing cost, Muntz himself estimated that his company lost about $1,000 on each car; this financial drain eventually caused him to close the company.

Because the cars were distinctive in design, well-built and great performers for their time, Muntz Jets are rare and valuable collector pieces.


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1952 Muntz Jet Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Muntz Jet
Chassis#: 52M230
Sold for USD$117,600
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
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1952 Muntz Jet Convertible
Chassis#: 52M195
Sold for USD$35,750
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1952 MUNTZ JET CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: M134
Sold for USD$165,000
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1952 Muntz Jet Convertible
Chassis#: 5ZM232
Sold for USD$82,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
 
1952 Muntz Jet Convertible
Chassis#: 52M–246
Sold for USD$117,000
  2009 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club
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1952 Muntz Jet Period Custom
Chassis#: 52M246
Sold for USD$134,750
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1952 Muntz Road Jet Convertible
Sold for USD$68,900
  2003 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1952 MUNTZ JET CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$57,200
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Petersen Museum 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Muntz Jet's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Muntz Jet Convertible 2010 Mecum Kissimee Auction$70,000  
1952 Muntz Jet52M2322009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$85,000$120,000$160,000

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