Ya, the catalog pages say they only offered green in King Size 1963-1964, but there is a frame dated 1962 on the KS registry. So, as we have found before the frames were either made early for 1963, or the catalog was not up to date with the factory.
The same is true for the 1961 KS frames, when King Size didn't show up in the catalogs until 1962.
If you possess a rare taller (20" seat tube) middleweight cantilever complete or frame and would like to be added to the registry let us know. Only made from 1962-1965 in short production runs, which is already noticeable in the list compiled thus far. A few of us here are obsessed with learning more detailed history on the model, so please add any knowledge to this post as well. I'll do my best to keep the list updated on a regular basis. Looking forward to the knowledge share.
Years and models produced:
King Size American (KSA) 1962-1964 (includes late 61 frame dates for 62 year model)
King Size American Heavy Duty (KSAHD) 1962-1963 (includes late 61 frame dates for 62 year model)
King Size Heavy Duti (KSHD) 1964-1965
Note: I have made the registry spreadsheet an image, so you can save it if you'd like. Enjoy!
G, You are the real deal. I'm cracking up...that is an old photo of this bike and the original stem was jacked up beyond hope so this rolled pos was a photo stand-in. Your attention to detail is second to none. Ha! You will appreciate the stem that leads this beautiful bike now.