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Newport News, Virginia: Auto Muffler King

A Muffler Man that actually cradles a muffler -- and wears a gold crown. Hail the king!

5835 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA
Jefferson Avenue between I-664 and Mercury Blvd.
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Auto Muffler King - Muffler Man

This Muffler Man was made in California. We put him up in 1965, I believe. My father started the business in 1957, and I bought him out in 1974, my son bought me out in 1998. The man took up a whole semi-trailer, and shipping was very $$$$. The body weighs about 300 lbs. He has been through several hurricanes, "Isabel" being the worst.

[Don Hedrick, 04/24/2009]

Muffler Man with crown and large muffler.

Auto Muffler King

This family business is in its 50th, and the Auto Muffler King just got a new paint job! Completed on September 9th, this original Muffler Man has a new coat of paint and is looking sharp as ever! Stop by some time to see the Muffler Man and my Grandfather, Great Uncle, Father and Brother. -Auto Muffler Princess-

[Jessica Hedrick, 09/20/2007]
Auto Muffler King

He looks to be original, and still painted the original colors. Strangest of all, he's actually outside a muffler shop (AUTO MUFFLER KING) holding a muffler! He stands tall on Jefferson Ave. (5900 hundred block, I believe) about 1 mile south of Mercury Blvd.

[Fred Mayer, 11/06/1997]

March 2005: Reported still there. June 1998: Confirmed by Bill Lynn - "He has a red shirt, blue pants and a steely smirk. I noticed on him and on several pictures what appear to be buttons for suspenders on the waistband of his trousers. Were suspenders an option?"

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