What's a read Sky King tricycle worth?

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  1. #1 Posted May 9, 2011
    edelbroke

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    I do road construction work and were working in front of an older gentlemans house that has a tricycle sitting in his garden. It looks just like the reproduction 36 Sky King trikes. I know this isnt a repop. How rare are the originals and what are they worth?
    Thanks!

    Edit> Sorry typing too fast.. A "REAL" sky king... Thank you!
     
  2. #2 Posted May 10, 2011
    Oldbikes

    Oldbikes Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Condition is everything. Post pics. Also, there are 3 different sizes...
     
  3. #3 Posted May 23, 2011
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    Finally I have it. I paid too much because it wasnt forsale. Previous owner gave it a quick coat of paint and stuck it in the garden, I doubt that the fenders are suppose to be bent like they are, but before I bend them back i'll wait for some input. The back rims arent original, I have another larger old trike I plan to use the rims and tires and seat from on this... What is it???
     

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  4. #4 Posted Jul 8, 2011
    Trikinstein

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    Hi edelbroke,
    I restored one of these five years ago. To the best of my knowledge it is a late 30's Junior skyliner. They made several versions of these. Mine had two inch diameter hubs which seem to be rarer than the smaller ones. This one has a headlight where mine didn't. I think I gave a couple hundred for it. It was in poor shape. I'm not sure of the value. Usually what someone wants to pay. I gave mine to my grand daughter on her third birthday. Hopefully when she grows up it will be worth enough for a cheeseburger.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Dec 30, 2011
    edelbroke

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    It's been awhile since I've been on here. I was bored the other day and decided to finally do something with the old trike. I normally don't repaint bikes, I like them more original, but this was a pretty rough garden ornament. I'm wondering if it's suppost to have fenders on the back wheels like the reproductions do? I really like that look, but im thinking they'd be pretty hard to find...
     

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  6. #6 Posted Dec 30, 2011
    ridingtoy

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    It's looking pretty good from what you've done in the way of restoring it so far. Sure looks too good for a garden ornament now. From what I've seen, the Sky Line models didn't have rear wheel skirts whereas the Sky King models did. I'll take a look at some collector books tonight to try to verify that comment.

    Oh, and the trike you snitched parts from appears to be a basic Garton model from around 1950 or so. The rear step plate has a Garton design to it anyway. It was a good choice because the Gartons of the time had narrower tires like Junior Toy used on their Sky series of trikes in the '30s.

    Dave
     
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  7. #7 Posted Dec 30, 2011
    ridingtoy

    ridingtoy I live for the CABE

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    Double checked the books this evening. From the very similar models I saw, I'm pretty sure yours didn't have rear wheel fenders as some other streamlined trikes had, so it is complete as far as the basic frame goes.

    Dave
     
  8. #8 Posted Jan 1, 2012
    edelbroke

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    Dave, thanks for the info!
     
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