For Sale: 1953 Kaiser Dragon in Elkhart, Indiana

Vehicle Description

Very rare, 1 of 1227, 1953 Kaiser Dragon powered by 266cu. in. Supersonic I-6.

1-year only production

1 of 1227 Kaiser Dragons produced for the 1953 model year

Powered by correct, Supersonic 226 cubic inch, L-head, Inline 6 cylinder

Correct, Dual-range, Hydramatic 4-speed automatic transmission

Correct, Stardust Ivory exterior

Excellent, Black Bamboo vinyl top

Very original and nicely preserved Black bamboo vinyl and patterned cloth interior

Factory, power steering

Factory, tinted glass

Factory, rear speaker

14k gold plated emblems

The story of the Kaiser Motor Company is a short one with the company producing vehicles from 1945 until 1955. With their unique and very stylized designs, the Kaiser Motor Company experienced some early success in the automotive market with strong sales. Over the years, the production costs of being a smaller manufacturer prohibited Kaiser from being able to compete with Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge. In 1953, the Kaiser Dragon was produced to compete against the highest trim levels that the "Big 3" produced. Unfortunately, the high price of the Dragon ($600 more than the Buick Roadmaster) kept sales at a mere 1,227 units and the model was not continued for 1954. This 1953 Kaiser Dragon is a very original example of these rare, luxury sedans. This Kaiser Dragon presents very well in its correct, Stardust Ivory exterior. The exterior paint shines very well with only minor defects present in the paint. The exterior is complimented nicely by its factory stainless and chrome trim, factory 14K gold plated emblems, black bamboo vinyl top and factory wheels and hubcaps wrapped in wide, whitewall Goodyear tires. The original, Black Bamboo vinyl and patterned cloth interior is in good condition with some age showing in the cloth portions of the interior. Kaiser wanted its customers to enjoy a quiet, luxurious driving experience and they accomplished this with their highly stylized and well equipped interior, as well as adding over 200lbs of insulation to the interior. Powering this great, Kaiser Dragon is its Supersonic 226 cubic inch, L-head, straight 6 cylinder engine backed by its 4-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission. Both the engine and transmission perform very well with no issue. This Dragon is very well equipped with factory options including: AM radio with front and rear speaker, power steering, heater/defrost, front and rear ashtray, tinted glass, and variable speed wipers. If you are in the market for a rare, classic car that is turn-key ready for that relaxing Sunday cruise or drive to your local cruise-in/car show, then you will want to take a very close look at this awesome and very original 1953 Kaiser Dragon.

Vehicle Details

  • 1953 Kaiser Dragon
  • Listing ID: CC-1641978
  • Price: $19,995
  • Location:Elkhart, Indiana
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Kaiser
  • Model:Dragon
  • Exterior Color:Stardust Ivory
  • Interior Color:Black and Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:12053
  • Stock Number:904713
  • VIN:001799
Listed By:
Rock Solid Motorsports
2040 Cassopolis St.
Elkhart, IN 46514

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