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1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Sport Roadster
$149,900
SELLER INFORMATION

Daniel Schmitt Co.
3455 N Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO
314-291-7000

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MILEAGE
13763

YEAR
1954

ENGINE
6

LOCATION
St Louis , MO

STOCK
406962

FULL SPECS

Year 1954
Mileage 13763
Engine 6
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Kaiser
Model Darrin

Darrin 1954

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Onyx Black
Interior Color Maroon

DESCRIPTION

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



Americas 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 collectors 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 [email protected] 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 Kaisers 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 Americas 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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