Kurtis Sports Car Corporation

The Kurtis automobile was made by the Kurtis Sports Car Corporation of Glendale, California from 1953 to 1955. Frank Kurtis was the founder. Kurtis was a designer sports cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars, sprint cars and even small midget and quarter midget cars.


1949 Kurtis Sports Car
1949 Kurtis Sports Car

As you can see the Kurtis was a very low fiber glass bodied sports car for two passengers. These American automobiles were built in Glendale, California between 1949 and 1955. All Ford drive trains were used on the Kurtis. The Kurtis had a very roomy cockpit when compared to a contemporary British and Italian sports cars.


1949 Kurtis Sports Car
Frank Kurtis – 1949 Kurtis Sports Car

Other American automobiles beginning with the leter K

Kaiser – Kaiser-Frazer Corp. Willow Run, Mich. 1946-1953
Kaiser – Willys Motors Inc. Willow Run, Mich. 1953-1954
Kaiser – Willys Motors Inc. Toledo, Ohio 1954-1955
Kaiser Jeep – (see Jeep)
K & M – Kreider Machine Co. Lancaster, Pa. 1908
Kane-Pennington – (see Pennington)
Kansas City – Kansas City Motor Car Co. Kansas City, Mo. 1905-1909
Kansas City Wonder – Wonder Motor Car Co. Kansas city, Mo. 1909
Kato – Four-Traction Auto Co. Mankato, Minn. 1907-1908
Kauffman – Advance Motor Vehicle Co. Maiamisburg, Ohio 1909-1912
Kavan – Kavan Mfg Co. Chicago, Ill. 1905
K-D – K-D Motor Co. Brookline, Mass. 1912
Kearns – Kearns Motor Buggy Co. Beavertown, Pa. 1909-1915
Kearns – Kearns Motor Truck Co. Beverton, Pa. 1909-1915
Keeton – Keeton Taxicab and Town Car Works Detroit, Mich. 1908
Keeton – Keeton Motor Co. Detroit, Mich. 1910-1913
Keeton – American Voiturette Co. Detroit, Mich.; Washington, Pa. 1914
Keller – George D. Keller Motors Huntsville, Ala. 1948-1950
Kelsey – Kelsey Car Corp. Connersville, Ind. 1913-1914
Kelsey – Kelsey Motor Co. Newark, N.J.; Belleville, N.J. 1921-1924
Kenmore – Kenmore Mfg Co. Chicago, Ill. 1909-1912
Kennedy – W.J. Kennedy Los Angeles, Calif. 1915-1918
Kensington – Kensington Automobile Co. Buffalo, N.Y. 1899-1904
Kent – Kent Motors Corp. Belleville, N.J. 1916-1917
Kenworthy – Kenworthy Motor Co. Mishawaka, Ind. 1920-1922
Kermath – Kermath Motor Car Co. Detroit, Mich. 1907-1908
Kessler – Kessler Motor Car Co. Detroit, Mich. 1921-1922
Keystone – Munch-Allen Motor Car Co. Dubois, Pa. 1909
Keystone – Munch Motor Car Co. Yonkers, N.Y. 1910
Keystone – H. C. Cook & Bros. Pittsburgh, Pa. 1915
Kiblinger – W. H. Kiblinger Co. Auburn, Ind. 1907-1909
King – King Motor Car Co. Detroit Mich. 1911-1923
King – King Motor Car Co. Buffalo, N.Y. 1923-1924
King Midget – Midget Motors Corp. Athens, Ohio 1946 to date
King-Remick – Autoparts Mfg Co. Detroit, Mich. 1910
Kirksell – Dr James Selkirk Aurora, Ill. 1907
Kissel – Kissel Motor Co. Hartford, Wis. 1906-1931
Kleiber – Kleiber Motor Truck Co. Los Angeles, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. 1924-1929
Kline Kar – B.C.K. Motor Co. York, Pa. 1910-1911
Kline Kar – Kline Motor Car Corp. York, Pa. 1911-1912
Kline Kar – Kline Motor Car Corp. Richmond, Va. 1912-1923
Klink – Klink Motor Car Mfg Co. Dansville, N.Y. 1906-1909
Knickerbocker – Ward Leonard Electrical Co. Bronxville, N.Y. 1901-1903
Knight – (see Silent Knight)
Knight Special – Watson & Stoeckle New York, N.Y. 1917
Knox – Knox Automobile Co. Springfield, Mass. 1900-1915
Koeb-Thompson – Koeb-Thompson Motors Co. Leipsig, Ohio 1910-1911
Koehler – H. J. Koehler Co. Newark, N.J. 1910-1914
Komet – (see sterling)
Krastin – Krastin Automobile Co. Cleveland, Ohio 1902-1903
Kreuger – Kreuger Manufacturing Co. Milwaukee, Wis. 1904-1905
Krima-Ghia – Krima-Ghia Import Co. Detroit, Mich. 1966 to date
Krit (K.R.I.T.) – Krit Motor Co. Detroit, Mich. 1909-1916
Kunz – J. L. Kunz Machinery Co. Milwaukee, Wis. 1902-1906
Kurtis – Kurtis-Kraft Inc. Glendale, Calif. 1949-1950
Kurtz Automatic – Kurtz Motor Car Co. Cleveland, Ohio 1921-1923