Monday 21st December 1931
The Kissel Motor Car Company of Hartford, Wisconsin, US was liquidated at auction. Probably the most famous cars built by Kissel were the Gold Bug Speedsters which were popular with some celebrities, including Amelia Earhart. Louis Kissel and his sons, George and William, started the Kissel Motor Car Company in in June of 1906. Production of the 1907 models began in 1906. Production of Kissels continued until 1930, a few of the last cars built were 1931 models.Before 1919 the cars were called Kissel Kars, but beginning in 1919 the term Kar was dropped.