1954 KAISER-DARRIN CONVERTIBLE - 178630 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #2017 1954 KAISER-DARRIN CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/178630/178630_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #2017

1954 KAISER-DARRIN CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 2017
Year 1954
Make KAISER-DARRIN
Model
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 161001208
Exterior Color PINE TINT
Interior Color PINE TINT
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 161CI
Transmission 3-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #2017 - This beautifully proportioned two-seater was called the Kaiser-Darrin because it came from wealthy industrialist Henry J. Kaiser's fairly large Kaiser-Frazer Auto Company and was designed by legendary custom coach builder, Howard A. "Dutch" Darrin. The first true American sports car with its prototype introduced even before that of the Corvette and T-Bird. Always a forward-thinker, Darrin recognized the benefits of fiberglass construction as well as incorporating his patented, sliding "pocket" doors and 3-position convertible top. Bodies supplied by Glasspar Boat Company, a pioneer in the use of fiberglass for specialized cars. This is body #208 of only 435 Kaiser-Darrins ever built during only one year of production. This is a total, professional rotisserie restoration of an untouched and original car. Every nut, bolt and component was removed and totally rebuilt and restored to like-new condition. Features: 80hp, 161cid L-head 6 cylinder Kaiser engine, 3-speed manual overdrive transmission, 3-position landau top, chrome wire wheels, wide white wall tires, heater, original Pine Tint color with matching interior and top, and patented pocket doors. Truly unique styling with a front that "always looked like it wanted to give you a kiss!" A rare opportunity to own a fascinating piece of automotive history.
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