1954 Kaiser Kaiser-Darrin for sale 100991220
1954 Kaiser Kaiser-Darrin
$149,900
Daniel Schmitt and Co.
(888) 973-6947
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1954 Kaiser Kaiser-Darrin

Convertible Car for sale by Daniel Schmitt and Co. in Saint Louis, Missouri 63074

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Classic Car Overview

Spectacular no-expense spared concours level restoration

Restored to like new standards

Meticulous attention to detail

Rare & desirable Kaiser Darrin Roadster

One of only 435 built

America’s first production fiberglass sports car

Unique sliding pocket doors

3-position convertible top

Incredibly rare factory black paint car with special order interior


Options include:

Wire wheel covers
Whitewall tires
Dual wind wings
Tinted glass


Includes owner identification card, owner service policy, jack and removable side curtains

Recently serviced

Performs like new

One of the best examples that can be found on the market today

A collector’s dream!

The 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Sport Roadster featured here is finished in stunning Onyx Black over a beautiful maroon interior and matching convertible top. This spectacular example has been meticulously restored to the highest possible standards and presents in concours condition. In February 2019, a representative of the Kaiser Darrin club personally inspected this example and determined that it is one of a very few factory Onyx Black paint examples with a trim code 888 (factory special order) interior. With stunning looks and incredibly rare colors, this Kaiser Darrin would make a welcome addition to any premier collection. We are proud to offer it to the most astute collector or investor who appreciates this rare model. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Trades welcome! Financing available! Buy with confidence. 

HISTORY OF THE KAISER DARRIN 
By 1952, Kaiser Motors was showing interest in producing a stylish sports roadster to suite the interest of Americans who had started purchasing two seat sports cars from European manufactures. Famed automotive designer Howard “Dutch” Darrin, who had also worked with other great marques such as Duesenberg and Packard, designed the new car with his patented sliding pocket doors and a fiberglass body to help save production costs and shave weight. Henry Kaiser’s wife reportedly said the Kaiser Darrin 161 prototype was “the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.” This was enough for Henry Kaiser to give the green light for production which began in 1953, with all cars being produced as 1954 models. At a cost of over $3,500 new, it was one of the most expensive sports cars of its era and attracted numerous celebrity owners. With unique sliding doors, incredible styling and a low production of only 435 examples built, the Kaiser Darrin was one of America’s first ventures into true sports car production. It is no wonder why examples today are typically only seen in some of the words most premier private collections.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    N/A
  • Classic Car ID
    100991220
  • Stock Number
    406962
  • Category
    Antiques
  • Body Style
    Convertible
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Condition
    Finished
  • Mileage
    13,763 miles
  • Engine
    6 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Black
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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