1954 KAISER DARRIN CONVERTIBLE - 96200Sold* at Scottsdale 2011 - Lot #1283.1 1954 KAISER DARRIN CONVERTIBLE//cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/96200/96200_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
1954 KAISER DARRIN CONVERTIBLE
SPORTS CARS - CONVERTIBLE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Lot #1283.1 - 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 #130 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 and patented "pocket" doors.
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