1954 KAISER DARRIN CONVERTIBLE - 96199 Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #1283 1954 KAISER DARRIN CONVERTIBLE https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/96199/96199_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1283

1954 KAISER DARRIN CONVERTIBLE

Auction Scottsdale 2011
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 1283
Year 1954
Make KAISER
Model DARRIN
Style CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 161001419
Exterior Color YELLOW
Interior Color WHITE
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 161
Transmission 3-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #1283 - The first American sports car with its prototype introduced even before that of the Corvette and Thunderbird. Always a forward thinker, Darrin incorporated 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 #419 of 435 Kaiser Darrins ever built during 1-year of production. At least 2 early Darrins were equipped with McCulloch centrifugal superchargers and it is known that Darrin sponsored this idea by fitting blowers to a few of the left over car that he sold from his showroom in Las Angeles and McCulloch's plant was just down the road from Darrins studio. This is a total professional, rotisserie restoration of an untouched car. Every nut, bolt and component removed and totally rebuilt and restored to like new condition. Features include 90hp, 161cid F-head 6-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual overdrive transmission, McCulloch centrifugal supercharger, 3-position Landau top, chrome wire wheels, wide white wall tires, heater, leather interior and patented "pocket" doors. Additionally, only the last 20 yellow cars produced were fitted with special white interior and this is one of those cars.
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