- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Manual
1954 Kaiser Darrin
Classic Auto Mall is proud to present for sale one of America's rarest and most stylistic models of its period, the 1954 Kaiser Darrin. Designed by Howard “Dutch” Darrin, the car was produced to compete with post war European Sports Cars that American servicemen had fallen in love with during their tours of England and Italy. The Darrin was the first American car to be produced with a fiber-glass body and made for just one model year, 1954. The unique design of the car was encapsulated by its sliding driver and passenger doors, not seen before or since on a production-based automobile.
Just 435 models were built not including the 6 test prototypes. Only four colors were available with this one being the Pine Tint lacquer with matching seat coverings and brown carpet. Power comes from a 161 cu in engine producing 90 hp through a 3-speed transmission with an overdrive gear.
With a purchase price of $3668.00, the Kaiser Darrin was more expensive than the Cadillac or Lincoln models. The Kaiser Darrin offered is a stunning presentation of the model. The Darrin appears flawless from every perspective. The car is ready for Concours events with little to no preparation. This Darrin was awarded its AACA Senior Badge at the National Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania in October of 2008. It scored 190 out of 200 at the Kaiser-Frazer Owners Meet in 2009. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the American auto industries' rarest sports automobiles.