This 1948 Kaiser-Frazer Special is a well-presented classic with
distinct style and a great history. So when you want a classic that
loves to stand out, you're going to want to know more about this
Dutch Darrin was responsible for some of the most elegant post-war
designs, and he was Kaiser's man for this project. So while Ford
was still re-vamping its pre-war lines in '48, the upper class was
getting something as curvaceous as this. Darrin had spent years in
Europe coachbuilding cars, and so you can really see a craftsman's
eye in the details, like the gentle curve of the front fenders, the
perpendicular line in the grille, and a sloping rear end that looks
like a French car. And the reason why you can see it all so well on
this example is because it has been exceptionally preserved. It's a
three-owner vehicle, and the first one had it for six decades!
Plus, we have thousands $$$$ in receipts documenting investments in
maintenance from the last few years. The result is a classic that
looks well-respected. The black paint was re-done about halfway
through life, and it retains a deep gloss today. So you get an
older-style application that many people will mistake for factory,
and at the same time, it loves to radiate in the sunlight. And
everything from the fit of the doors, to the windshield sunshade,
give this the look of an authentic cut-above classic.
Inside is more of that well-respected authenticity. You have two
rows of wide bench seats. They are covered in the classic striped
cloth pattern, so you have plenty of room to share the vintage car
experience with everyone. And this really gets the classic details
right, from the ash trays in every door, to the heater under the
dash. There's no mistaking the steering wheel for anything but the
correct-style unit, and so you'll love slipping behind it and
feeling the history that has been smoothly/slowly worn into it.
The receipt file shows plenty of investment in the engine bay, but
you already understood that from the first time you spotted it.
This is believed to be the original 226 cubic-inch inline-six. It
has an almost time capsule-like appearance with fresh block paint,
fresh hoses, and crisp details. And it all is quite authentic,
right down to oil bath air cleaner. This one feels confident going
down the road, and the column-mounted three-speed manual
transmission gives you full control and a classic feeling with
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and the maintenance
records. History, style, and distinction all are coming together
for an affordable price. Call today!!!