1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Sport Roadster
Used 1954 Kaiser Darrin 13,763 miles
Saint Louis, MO
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 1st production fiberglass sports car Unique sliding pocket doors3-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 1 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 10yrs. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact 1 of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-X or [Email Dealer] for more info. 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 DARRINBy 1952, Kaiser Motors was showing interest in producing a stylish sports roadster to suite the interest of Americans who had started purchasing 2 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 1 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 1 of America's 1st 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. Please visit Listedbuy. com to view our full inventory.
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