The Kaiser and Frazer

1946 to 1955



 

 
 
A number of years ago I saw a one page calendar that showed all the Ford 
pickup trucks from the first one to the present day. I thought , what a nice idea.
I thought that I might try something similar with some of the car pictures I have collected.
I have been collecting pictures of Studebakers, Packards and Jeeps for 
some time now and I first wrote a web page on the Studebaker.
Then one on Jeeps, American Motors, Pickup Trucks and Volkswagen followed.
Next I thought I would try a web page on the Kaiser and Henry J.
and now I with the help of one of my visitors have written on on the Crosley.
Many other cars have since followed.

These pictures came for a number of sources including web pages of the manufacture,
news groups and my own.
Since most of these pictures came from news groups there may be a chance that your car is shown here.

I would like to invite any one that has a favorite Kaiser / Frazer or a Web Page
that they would like added to this page to
E mail me a copy.

John MacDonald 


 

This page was last updated on Sept 30, 2013


 
A Brief History of the Kaiser/Fraser

In 1945 California industrialist Henry J. Kaiser partnered with automobile executive Joe Frazer to respond to the American consumer's postwar demand for cars, mounting the last real American challenge to Detroit's Big Three automakers. 
They produced cars like  1949 Kaiser Vagabond, 1948 Frazer Manhattan, 1953 Kaiser Manhattan two-door sedan, the  Dragon sedans, and Henry J compact coupes as well as some modified Henry J race cars. 
The Kaiser and Frazer Manhattan series were mainstays of the company lineup.
Kaiser and Frazer automobiles were manufactured at Kaiser's Willow Run, Michigan, factory from 1946 to 1955, when declining sales forced the closing of Kaiser's domestic operations.
At that time production was moved to Argentina and Brazil, where the company turned out a series of sedans, trucks and Jeeps until the company was sold to a combine of Ford and Renault owners in the late 1960s.

Taxi driver

Car Auction

Henry J

Click on this image to visit the Henry J page


Sometimes you never  know where old cars and trucks will turn up. For example the one below found in a garage under piles of random  stuff! Still its better it wasn't crammed into much
 smaller metal sheds!

 
Kaiser

Special Addition

The following three cars are owned by Dave Hollen of Glasgow, Pennsylvania.
I have heard of people having an obsession for a car but I think Dave takes it a couple of steps further.


Click on any of these images and visit Dave's site.
Click on any of these images and visit Dave's site.
Click on any of these images and visit Dave's site.
1952 Kaiser Manhattan
1953 Kaiser Manhattan
1954 Kaiser Manhattan
And that's only some of them


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All you Kaiser lovers would like to have one of these. Watch it being made.
   
Eric Gordon's 1954 Kaiser ManhattanRebuild
There are many pictures showing the details of this rebuild
Eric Gordon's 1954 Kaiser
Convertible Conversion
Eric Gordon's 
First Kaiser
A 1951 Deluxe which comes to a startling end

 
THE MIRACLE OF GETTING
  A CHANCE TO REBUILD MY CAR AGAIN, 20 YEARS LATER
Click here to watch the progress being made in restoring this one of a kind car
Click here to watch the progress being made in restoring this one of a kind car

When it came to the Kaiser or the Frazer
nothing beat


It would almost seem that Kaisers have a way of returning to their roots.
After Eric Gordon found his Kaiser Convertible after 20 years of searching I thought that 
maybe that was the end of it but not so.
Bill Turner from Wilmington, North Carolina just changed all that.
Here is his story of another lost Kaiser that CAME HOME.

Home Again II

John, I visited your Kaiser site and read the story about the return of the Kaiser Convertible. I would like to share with you and your site a similar story that happened to me a couple of weeks ago.  In 1951 my father was the parts manager for the Kaiser dealership here in Wilmington North Carolina. There was a funeral director here that bought a 1951 Kaiser for his 60 year old sister to drive their 80 year old mother around. The 80 year old mother did not like the daughters driving so she took over the driving duties for the next few years. She hit or bumped everything in town from fire hydrants to road signs as well as a few cars. One day she had the right rear door open and backed up and a telephone pole folded the door back over the right front door. While the car was waiting to be repaired her health took her license away and the car was sold to the owner of the Sinclair Service Station next door to the
funeral home and was stored till 1970 when the station owner and I started restoring the car. Since my dad knew
the car so well from the dealership, after finishing everything but the interior my dad and I bought the car 
and put a new interior in. We sold the car around 1985 and kept up with it. Last week I was looking at some old pictures and got sentimental and called the owner and he made me an excellent deal. The car had been sitting in the garage without being touched for 17 years and was covered with stuff so deep you could not even see it.
I am attaching a picture taken in 1973 after restoration and pictures of the recovery that took place 
yesterday 1/28/07. The car is back home and is being cleaned up at this time.


1951 Kaiser  This picture was taken in 1973

 
 
   
   
   
   

 
These pictures were submitted by Jur Klavers from The Netherlands. These pictures were take in 1959 and show a 1949 Kaiser Rotterdam Special in the background. The pictures include Jur's family at that time. The other car shown in a 1959 Vauxhall Velux.
A lot of American cars, including the Kaiser which was built there were quite popular in 
The Netherlands at that time.

 
Kaiser's on the Move 1946 to 1951
These photo swere taken by Kaiser-Frazer Corporation for promotional uses. 
They were scanned out of an issue of KAISER-FRAZER DEALER NEWS which no longer has
copyright protection.

 This 1947 Kaiser is heading for a dealers showroom in 1946
 This 1947 Kaiser is heading for a dealers showroom in 1946
 Kaisers under wraps, 1946
 A 1946 Kaiser transport fueling up
 Another load of Kaisers and Frazers heading to the dealers, 1946
 Another load of Kaisers heading to the dealers, 1947
 A 1949 great looking transporter by Brooks Stevens
 Another load of Kaiser and Frazer'sheading to the dealers, 1947
 A 1949 load of Kaisers
 Which way are we going??
 These Henry J's are going via air cargo from Los Angeles to South America.  Final destination was Timpanie & Cie, the K-F distributor in Argentina. 
They handled Kaiser-Frazer products until IKA was set up and 
bought them out in 1955-56.
 A lot full of 1951 Kaisers waiting to be shipped to US dealers
 The picture was taken in late October 1950 and presents a
triple K-F production milestone:
 500,000th car built by Kaiser Frazer since start of production in 1946
100,000th car built by Kaiser Frazer in calendar year 1950
10,000th Henry J built by Kaiser-Frazer 
 This picture shows cargo planes at Willow Run in the spring of 1946.  They are there to ship by air the first Rototillers produced by Graham-Paige at Willow Run. 

 
 
A photo of this Kaiser convertible was given to Chuck Hucker by John Povlinski, a former KFOCI member.  The car appears to have a 1951 front grill bar, 1953 headlight rings, 1953 chrome rear fender trim, 1952 or 1953 taillights, and external trunk hinges.  It could have been a 2-door coupe.  The car is light yellow with a black top.  The back of the photo shows a date of December 2, 1998.  Can anyone identify where this photo was taken and who owned the car at the time?
Today, January 19 2009 I received the following message in regards to this car.
It appears we have found the owner but all the questions have not been answered.

"Hello, that is my 1951 Kaiser convertible shown on your web site.  I bought it last year and it needs quite a bit of help since that picture was taken.  It was originally a 1951 club coupe and was customized about forty years ago with a non retracting top but with convertible side windows and a beefed up frame.  It was a nice job and I am now gathering parts for it and hopefully it will look that nice again soon. There is another picture of it in the KFOC members roster for 2006.  Gordie Chamberlin"

And a follow up to my questions to him.

"Thanks John.  I was very surprised to see that picture and do not have a clue where or when it was taken but I am sure that it was probably at least thirty years ago and the car has been at KFOC functions for at least that many years.  I got the car from Iowa and was told that at one time when the car was almost new a tree fell on it and crushed the roof.  It was customized at that time and was being driven by the owners son who had an accident with it and damaged the LF fender and front end and it was apparently stored  for a long time and that did not do it any good but it is still a solid car and I am looking forward to putting it back in nice condition.  I would love to know more of the cars history and if anyone remembers it I would be glad to hear from them.  I know that it was once owned by Fred Walker in CO and it still has CO plates on it and I also have some pictures of the car on a used car lot in Detroit.  It must have had an interesting history.  I live in Mission Hills CA but the car is stored and will be restored in St. Joseph, MO. 
Sincerely, Gordie Chamberlin"
If any one knows any more about this car please contact me at  or Gordie at the following: gordies1@verizon.net
 

The saga continues
Gordie sent me the following:
"I recently got two nice letters and more photos of this car from a previous owner.  He owned it for several years and had put a new top on it and had done other work too.  He sold it many years ago and it must have had many owners in the past.  I would love to find the original owner who customized it.  He did a great job!  The mystery continues!!  I will try to forward his letters to you.  Gordie"
These are shown below.
Dear Mr. Chamberlin,
I saw your correspondence regarding your Kaiser on the oldcarandtruckpictures.com web site.  I had owned your Kaiser from 1966 to 1969 when it was in PA and, if you are interested,  I would be happy to share with you copies of my old pictures and what little history I know about the car.  I would also be curious to know if you heard from any who owned the car prior to me.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Byron Shoemaker

The following pictures are of the car as Byron owed in 1966
   
   

Another Kaiser Convertible


   
   
Mike and Karen Barker edit the KF Club's "Quarterly" 
magazine and the KF Calendar are working on this 1955 Kaiser Convertible
It was originally a 1955 Kaiser 2 door sedan.
Mike had the following to say on this project:

"I sectioned in a 1964 Chevy Impala SS conv top -- using the Chev bucket, glass, vent windows, back seat, trim, etc. It fit like a glove -- I shortened the top 4.5 inches. Buick 350, GM auto, Nova subframe, disc brakes
Outside it is stock KF -- including steering wheel, dash, trim, wheel covers. I have some Dragon script and prototype script I may use.
Windshield is Kaiser, chopped 1.5 inches
Color -- I am leaning to Blue Comet Met with a Ford white top.
I may use the SS front buckets and console instead of the Kaiser bench
I have a '55 K hood ornament, it is badly pitted, but have most all other trim NOS
I have hundreds of hours into the project (plus $$$$$$)"
 

And now the Kaiser/Frazer Pictures


1946 Kaizer 4 Door Sedan
1947 Frazer  Special Sedan
1947 Kaiser Frazer Assembly Line
1947 Kaizer 2 Door Sedan
 
 
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1947 Kaizer 4 Door Sedan
1947 Kaizer 4 Door Sedan
   
These pictures were submitted by Jurgen Ulloth Mediensysteme
from Germany. The pictures shows Jurgen with his father in 1947.
His father had won this car in a raffel.
Here is the story about this car that Jurger shared with me and allowed me to use on this site.
"I visited today your website and want to send you these three pictures which shows a 1947 Kaiser car.
The person which owned this car (WWII soldier) was my American father, the little boy in front that's me.
My father lived from 1945 to 49 in Germany as soldier and won this car in a lottery!!!! Can you imagine this wonderful automobile driving in a total destroyed town?
I found my father only 3 years ago, on a cemetary in North Carolina. He could not marry my mother, he was only 19 and she 17 - to young and at last "the enemy".
When he went back to the states he wrote to my mother until 1952 but never got an answer from her, because her mother never gave her these letters/photos. They never told me, that my father was American until I married and another 30 years later we found a
box with letters and photos from him, within these photos also the "car pictures".
In 2003 I started to search for him and found him. Since then I have a very big and nice American family, I was welcome and they showed me photos of my father and me which he made in Germany." (Feb 2009)
1947 Kaizer 4 Door Sedan
 
1947 Frazer Manhattan
1947 Frazer Manhattan
 
 1947 Frazer 4 Door Sedan  (Taken Jan 2008)
1947 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
This car is owned by Roland Boulware, Stockton, California USA  
 1947 Frazer 4 Door Sedan  (Taken Jan 2008)
1947 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
 This car is owned by Roland Boulware, Stockton, California USA  
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 1947 Frazer 4 Door Sedan  (Taken May 2012)
 1947 Frazer 4 Door Sedan  (Taken May 2012)
 This car is owned by Roland Boulware, Stockton, California USA
 
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 1947 Frazer 4 Door Sedan (Taken May 2012)
 1947 Frazer 4 Door Sedan  (Taken May 2012)
 This car is owned by Roland Boulware, Stockton, California USA
 1947 Kaiser
 1947 Kaiser
   
 1947 Frazer Manhattan 4 Door Sedan
 1948 Kaiser 4 Door Sedan
   
 1948 Kaiser Custom
This car is owned by Les and Kathy Rohlfs of Emden, Illinois
1948 Kaiser Custom
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 1948 Kaiser Custom
 1948 Frazer
This car is owned by James Rucker of Maple Heights Ohio
   
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 1948 Kaiser Special
 1948 Kaiser Special
 
 
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These pictures were submitted by Roland Boulware, Stockton, California USA. The car is owned by Philip Rew, Kaiser Frazer Club Region Manager - El Dorado Region - Northern California and Northern Nevada, who resides in Victor, California.  (May 9, 2012)
 1948 Kaiser Special
 
 
 
1948 Frazer Manhattan 4 Door Sedan
1948 Frazer Manhattan
 
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 1948 Frazer Manhattan
1948 Frazer Manhattan
This car is owned by  Joe & Judy Hibbs From Debert N.S Canada   
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This picture was submitted by Luke Keeler
The car was owned by his father.
Luke had the following to say about the car.
"He purchased it in Anacostia, Washington, DC.
Its color was burgandy. He added the sun visor, the stick-on white side walls, and the curb feelers.
My father knew much about auto motors - he had been a motor-mech at a Ford dealer in his youth - he was impressed by the Continental Motors, six cylinder engine - they had been used in medium tanks (four in tandem) in WWII. He drove it five years without any major problems." 
 1948 Frazer Manhattan
 
 
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 1948 Kaiser Custom 4 Door Sedan
 1948 Kaiser Custom 4 Door Sedan
 These pictures were submitted by Tom Martin
TheMotorClub21
803-370-6354
http://TheMotorClub21.com
who has the car for sale
 
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 1948 Kaiser Custom 4 Door Sedan
 1948 Kaiser Custom  4 Door Sedan Engine
 
 
 1949 Frazer Hardtop
This car is owned by Tom Morganti
of Framingham, Massachusetts
 1949 Frazer Hardtop
This car is owned by Tom Morganti
of Framingham, Massachusetts
 
 
 1949 Frazer Hardtop
This car is owned by Tom Morganti
of Framingham, Massachusetts
 1949 Frazer Hardtop
This car is owned by Tom Morganti
of Framingham, Massachusetts 
 
 

1949 Kaiser DeLuxe Sedan

1
1949 Kaiser DeLuxe Taxi Sedan
and DeLuxe Vagabond Sedan

 
 1949 Kaiser DeLuxe Vagabond Sedan
   
 1949 Kaiser Vagabond Sedan
This picture was submitted by Bob Velon
and was taken at a California Car show
1949 Kaiser Vagabond Sedan
This picture was submitted by Bob Velon
and was taken at a California Car show
 
 
 1949 Kaiser DeLuxe Virginian Convertible Sedan
1949 Kaiser DeLuxe Virginian Hardtop Sedan
 
 
 1948 Frazer  Manhattan 4 Door Sedan
 1949 Frazer
This car is owned by Jim and Carol Bunting, 
from Romulus, MI USA
   
1949 Frazer Convertible
1949 Frazer
 1949 Frazer 4 Door Convertible
1949 Frazer Manhattan Sedan
 
 1949 Frazer Manhattan Sedan
1949 Kaiser Virginian 4 Door Hardtop
 
 1949 Frazer Manhattan
1949 Kaiser
 
 1949 Kaiser Special Traveler Utility Sedan
  1949 Kaiser DeLuxe Sedan
 
 
 1949 Kaiser Traveler Sedan Utility Hatchback
 1949 Kaiser Traveler
   
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 1949 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
The final assembly line set up at the
Rotterdam, Holland plant in early 1949
The photo was submitted by Titus Vegter
 This car is owned by Dave "Frog" Trethewey, Mishawaka, Indiana
The car is original except for the paint and paint and tires. It has appx 25,000 original miles.
 
 1950 Frazer Standard 4 Door Sedan
 1950 Frazer Standard 4 Door Sedan
 
 
 1950 Kaiser Deluxe Vagabond
 1950 Kaiser Deluxe Sedan
 
 
 1950 Kaiser Virginian 4 Door Hardtop
 1951 Frazer Manhattan Convertible Sedan
This picture was posted on alt.binaries.pictures.autos
by MagisterMax
 
 
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1951 Frazer Convertible
1951 Frazer Convertible
 This car is owned by Dick Heiderich 
He had the following to say about his car: 
"These four pictures are of the 51 Frazer which I have owned since 1996.  It was previously owned by Brooks Stevens the Milwaukee Industrial Designer, who as you may remember passed away in 1995.  I worked for the firm (Brooks Stevens Associates) in the mid 50's and had the opportunity to drive the car back then on a number of occasions. 

You presently have another pictures of this car on your website.  This was taken many years ago on the grounds of the Brooks Stevens Auto Museum north of Milwaukee, which has since been closed.  The car however remains in the same traditional Brooks Stevens colors of a light yellow and black.  These cars are very rare and seldom traded. 

These photos were recently taken by Betty Hucker who with her husband Chuck, have the blue 51 Frazer sedan posted on your website.  Thanks for your effort to share this collection with those interested and especially all the Kaiser-Frazer nuts world wide." 

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1951 Frazer Convertible
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1951 Frazer Convertible
 
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This car is owned by Mark Chandler
of Santee, California USA.
Mark says that the car is completely original with just over 40K miles.
He bought the car in Kansas in 1999.
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 1951 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
 
 
 
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 1951 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
 1951 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
 
 
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 1951 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
 1951 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
   
 1951 Frazer Ad
 1951 Frazer Ad
 
 
 1951 Frazer Ad
 1951 Frazer Vagabond Ad
 
 
 1951 Frazer Manhattan 4 Door Convertible
 1951 Frazer Manhattan Sedan
 
 
 1951 Frazer Vagabond
 1951 Kaiser Traveler Dutch Ad
 
 
 1951 Kaiser 2 Door Sedan
 1951 Kaiser Ad from Rotterdam
 
 
 1951 Frazer Manhattan Convertible
 1951 Kaiser Deluxe Sedan
   
 1951 Frazer Manhattan 4 Door Convertible
 1951 Kaiser Assembly Line
 
 
 1951 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
 1951 Frazer 4 Door Convertible
 
 
 1951 Frazer 4 Door Sedan
 1951 Kaiser Traveler 2 Door Utility Sedan
 
 
 1951 Frazer Manhattan Hardtop
  1951 Frazer Manhattan 4 Door Convertible
 
 
1951 Frazer Vagabond
 1951 Kaiser Deluxe 4 Door Sedan
 
 
  1951 Kaiser 2 Door Sedan
 1951 Kaiser Coupe With Hydramatic transmission
 
 
 1951 Kaiser 4 Door
 1951 Kaiser 4 Door
 
 
 1951 Kaiser 4 Door
1951 Kaiser 4 Door
 
 1951 Frazer Manhattan Convertible
This beautiful blue Convertible 51 Frazer Manhattan is
owned by Rudy Phillips who lives in Ramona, California.
Many Kaiser-Frazer  club members consider  this the very finest 
1951 Frazer Manhattan Convertible anywhere. (A little more
 than 50 survived and are registered with the KF Club.)
1951 Frazer Manhattan Convertible
 
 
 1951 Frazer Manhattan Convertible
1951 Frazer Manhattan 4 Door Hardtop
 
 
 1951 Frazer Manhattan 4 Door
1951 Frazer Sedan
   
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 1951 Frazer Vagabond Ad
1951 Frazer Vagabond Ad
 
 
 1951 Kaiser DeLuxe Traveler 2 Door Sedan
Picture was poster on alt.binaries.pictures.autos 
by All Things Mopar
 1951 Kaiser Traveler Station Wagon Styling Sketch
Picture was poster on alt.binaries.pictures.autos
by All Things Mopar
 
 
 1951 Kaiser Convertible
The above pictures were submitted by Wayne Graefen
along with the following text
"In 1950 when sales were good plans for the 1953 line included a possible Kaiser convertible. Evidently at least two prototypes were built up from 1951 coupes. The car above, owned by Ed Hausgen, is the only known survivor. The car was originally yellow, but the car and wire wheels had been painted blue by the time Ed purchased the car. Over the years a large number of Kaisers have been customized into convertibles. Many of these are just hack jobs, but the great styling of the 51s holds up well in
the top down mode!"
1951 Kaiser Convertible


1951 Kaiser Convertible Prototype Drawing

 
 
 Pictures and text supplied by Eric Gordon from an article by
writer Richard Langworth in "Collectible Automobile" March 1985.
Pictures and text supplied by Eric Gordon from an article by
writer Richard Langworth in "Collectible Automobile" March 1985.

Pictures and text supplied by Eric Gordon from an article by
writer Richard Langworth in "Collectible Automobile" March 1985.

 Pictures and text supplied by Eric Gordon from an article by
writer Richard Langworth in "Collectible Automobile" March 1985.
 
 
 1951 Kaiser Convertible
1951 Kaiser 4 Door
 
1951 Kaiser Deluxe Traveler Hatchback Sedan
1951 Kaiser Dragon Prototype
 
 
1951 Kaiser Traveler
This car is owned by Dave Hollen
1951 Kaiser Traveler
This car is owned by Dave Hollen
 1951 Kaiser Golden Dragon
 1951 Frazer Manhattan 4 Door Hardtop
   This picture was submitted by Judi Holdeman 
 It was taken in 1951 when the automobile was purchased by her father  new in New York City in the summer of 1951 and driven to California where his wife and children (including me
I was 11 years old) were living at that time. The woman in the picture with the auto is my mother.  It was taken on a trip through the redwood forest in Northern California.
 1951 Frazer 4 Door Convertible
 1951 Frazer Manhattan 4 Door Hardtop
   
 1951 Kaiser Traveler
  1951 Frazer Vagabond
 
 
 1951 Kaiser 
That's a Dehaviland Comet in the background
1951 Kaiser 4 Door Sedan
 
 
 1951 Kaiser DeLuxe
  1951 Kaiser 4 Door Sedan
   
 1951 Kaiser Delux 4 Door Sedan
 1951 Kaiser Deluxe Sedan
 1951 Kaiser Deluxe Sedan
 1951 Kaiser Deluxe Sedan
   
 1951 Kaiser Engine
 1951 Kaiser Deluxe Sedan
   
 1951 Kaiser Special 2 Door
 1951 Kaiser Traveler 4 Door
 
 
 1951 Kaiser 4 Door Sedan
 
 
 

1951 Kaiser Traveler Sedan

 

 1951 Frazer Vagabond
 
   
 1951 Frazer
This car is owned by 
Chuck (#8336) and Betty Hucker of
LaCrosse, IN 46348 USA
Web site http://www.geocities.com/kaiserfrazergardens/
 1951 Frazer
   

1951 Kaiser Club Coupe with Hidramatic Transmission

1951 Kaiser Club Coupe with Hidramatic Transmission
 
 
 
 
This 1951 Kaiser was imported into Argentina 
and is now for sale.
If anyone is interested please E Mail me at the link below.
   
 1951 Deluxe Kaiser  named Creampuff
with an Automatic Transmission
 1951 Deluxe Kaiser  named Creampuff
with an Automatic Transmission
 This car is owned by owned by Mr. Francisco Paracampos of Brazil
 
 1951 Deluxe Kaiser 
with an Automatic Transmission
 1951 Deluxe Kaiser
with an Automatic Transmission
 
 
 1952 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
 1952 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
   
 1952 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
1952 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
This car is owned by James Rucker of Maple Heigths Ohio
 
 
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 1952 Kaiser Manhattan 2 Door Traveler
 1952 Kaiser Manhattan 2 Door Traveler
 
 
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This car is owned by Rick Kamen of Decatur, GA 
Rick had the following to say about his car.
"It is so rare that the factory never made one! Former Kaiser Frazer Club member Don Rouse put this car together some 30 years ago. Since the factory never made a '52 2-door hatchback, this would be a what the hobby has called a phantom. It started life as a '51 Special 2-door Traveler and then parts were added from '52 and '53 Manhattans. I've owned it for about 4 years now and intend to restore it as if the factory had actually built it this way.
 1952 Kaiser Manhattan 2 Door Traveler
 
   
 1952 Kaiser Convertible
 1952 Kaiser Convertible
 
 
 This 52 Kaiser was owned by Butch Daley 15 to 20 years ago.
In Butch's words
"I bought it from an old car junk yard in Idaho for $400 bucks.  I was building it like a '50's style kustom but sold it before I got it done. I did cut the top off and drove it around for a couple years.
The stock drive line was still in the car when I sold it. I drove it from Reno,NV all the way to Paso Robles, Ca. one year for the West Coast Kustom's Memorial Day car show. The first picture was when I won the "Slow Drags" contest at the WCK show.
The next one is of the Kaiser in front of the James Dean Monument in Chollame, Ca.
The last one was after I shot some black hot rod primer on it and drove it to Paso again..
It sure was a fun car.
Thanks
Butch "
 1952 Kaiser Convertible
 
   
 1952 Kaiser Custom Built Pickup Truck
 1952 Kaiser Custom Built Pickup Truck
 This truck is forsale on eBay 
 
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 1953 Kaiser Traveler Deluxe
This very rare Kaiser is ownwd by Richard Mitchell,
Crystal Beach, FL
 1953 Kaiser Traveler Deluxe
This very rare Kaiser is ownwd by Richard Mitchell,
Crystal Beach, FL
 Richard has the following to say about this car" I bought it in November, 2006, after it had been stored in Colorado barns and last licensed in 1981.  It cranked right up, is mechanically refurbished and back on the road now.  It is number 36 in registry with fewer than 900 built.  It shows 33K miles and is the darling of local shows.  
 1953 Kaiser Traveler Deluxe
 1953 Kaiser Traveler Deluxe
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 1953 Kaiser Traveler Deluxe
 1949 Kaiser Traveler that was owned by Richard Mitchell
"What a surprise, when our '53 Traveler took first place at a "Quaker Steak" show, with 70 entries. 
The judge said "remarkably original and unusual."
 These are Richard's words on this car'
 This picture is of me, at age sixteen, in my first car, on the very day I wrecked it.  We hauled our dance band around in this 1949 Traveler, which was convenient and fun.  That particular night, we played a dance in Dade City, FL, and, after a five hour gig, I was very tired and went to sleep at the wheel.  No one was hurt, thanks to the toughness of that wonderful old tank.  By the time I woke and saw the curve, it was too late.  In free-wheeling overdrive, she fish-tailed and rolled twice, throwing instruments all over the county, ending upside down, standing on the hatchback, which didn't give way.  The windshield bar was crushed into the glass, but that was the only damage.  It was reported as totally destroyed, which was good because the insurance paid me $330 for a $200 car.  Sadly, I used it to buy a Chevy."
   
 1953 Kaiser 
 1953 Kaiser
 
 
 1953 Kaiser All Vinyl Dragon
1953 Kaiser Dragon
 
 
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
1953 Kaiser Manhattan Taillight
 
   
 1953 Kaiser deLuxe 2 Door Sedan
 A local artist's impression of their
1953 Kaiser deLuxe 2 Door Sedan
 This car is owned by Goran and Eva Braun, 
Helsingborg Sweden
 
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
  1953 Kaiser Manhattan
  1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
1953 Kaiser Manhattan
1953 Kaiser Manhattan
   
1953 Kaiser Manhattan
1953 Kaiser Dragon
   
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
 1953 Kaiser Dragon
   
  1953 Kaiser 2 Door Carolina advert
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
Click on the above ad to find out why there were so few of the
Carolina models sold.
 
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 1953 Kaiser Carolina 4 Door Sedan
 1953 Kaiser Carolina 4 Door Sedan
This car is owned by Greg Endres, Homestead, FL  
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 1953 Kaiser Carolina 4 Door Sedan
 1953 Kaiser Dragon
 This car is owned by Greg Endres, Homestead, FL  
1953 Kaiser Dragon
1953 Kaiser Dragon
 1953 Kaiser Dragon
 1953 Kaiser Dragon
   
1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
   
The Cars of Jean-Claude and  Lucille Marcoux  Click here to view all of their cars
The Cars of Jean-Claude and  Lucille Marcoux  Click here to view all of their cars
1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
This car is owned by
Jean-Claude and  Lucille Marcoux
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1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
   
1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
This picture was submitted by Bob Velon
and was taken at a California Car show
   
1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
1953 Kaiser Manhattan Sedan
   
Custom built 1953 Kaiser Hard Top
Custom built 1953 Kaiser Hard Top
 These pictures were sent to me by Mano Forsman from  Sweden.
The car was built 1995 by his son Henricat the age of 19 and styled by himself. They call her Lady K
   
 Photo by Mano Forsman
 1953 Kaiser Dragon
1953 Rotterdam Assembled Kaiser Manhattan
Before
 This picture was submitted by Eric Nutt, Gig Harbor, Washington. This car is  is currently owned by
the Lemay Museum, in Tacoma, WA.
 

Photo by Mano Forsman 

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1953 Rotterdam Assembled Kaiser Manhattan
After
Photo by  Erik Stigssons 
1953 Rotterdam Assembled Kaiser Manhattan
   
These pictures were also sent to me by Mano Forsman.
The car was restored from the  ground up 1976-1992, from an old Swedish junk yard, to show condition.
It was sold later to a collector in Germany.
1953 Kaiser Manhattan
 1953 Kaiser Dragon
   
 1953 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 1953 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 
 
 1953 Kaiser Dragon
 1953 Kaiser Series K530 Dragon Sedan
 
 
 1953 Kaiser Dragon
 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
   
 1953 Kaiser Custom Pickup
This Kaiser is listed for sale on Hyman.com
1953 Kaiser Dragon
   
 1953 Kaiser Custom Pickup
 1953 Kaiser Custom Pickup
 
 
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 1954 Kaiser Darrin Car number 104
This car is owned by Richard Johnson
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Note the "pocket door" that slides into the fender.
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Car number 104
This car is owned by Richard Johnson
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  1954 Kaiser Darrin Car number 104
This car is owned by Richard Johnson
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 1954 Kaiser Darrin Car number 104
This car is owned by Richard Johnson
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 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 
 
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 
 
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 1954 Kaiser Darrin DKF 161 Roadster
 
 
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 
 
1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster Ad
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster Ad
 
 
1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster Ad
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 
1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
   
1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
   
1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
   
1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
   
1954 Kaiser Special
 1954 Kaiser
   
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 1954 Kaiser Manhattan 4 Door Sedan
 1954 Kaiser Manhattan 4 Door Sedan
 
 
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This car is owned by Frank J. Pudysz, Woodstock, GA
These pictures were taken around Woodstock, GA two years ago.  It is a driver and needs some work here and there, but I have a lot of fun at car shows and cruise-ins. 
 1954 Kaiser Manhattan 4 Door Sedan
 
   
1954 Kaiser
 1954 Kaiser
   
1954 Kaiser Special Sedan
 1954 Kaiser Special Sedan
   
1954 Kaiser
 1954 Kaiser Series K 542 Manhattan SC Sedan
   
 1954 Kaiser
 1954 Kaiser
   
 1954 Kaiser Manhattan
 1954 Kaiser Manhattan by the factory
   
 1954 Kaiser Special 2 Door Sedan
 1954 Kaiser Special 2 Door Sedan
This picture was submitted by Eric Gordon, Daytona Beach, FL.
It was taken at the Daytona Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL.
Nov. 27, 2008. The car is owned by Bob Chervenie.
 


1953 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
The following Brochure for the 1953 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
was submitted by John W. Gardner.
He had the following to say about this brochure.

"Several years ago, while rummaging through an old suitcase that had been lying around the attic, I came across a brochure advertising the soon to be manufactured 1953 Kaiser Darrin. This is a black and
white brochure that measures 11" X 8 1/2" folded. The front cover shows a head on view of the car and the back cover has four smaller pictures extolling the wonders of the new Darrin i.e. the sliding doors, etc. There is a small 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" fold in third page showing the car from an overhead view on the front and three smaller pictures showing the three ways the roof can be used. I have never seen another brochure like this on the web or at auto shows. Someone once told me that there was never a brochure printed for the 1953
Darrin ... they are wrong."


 
The following pictures were submitted by Mano Forsman from Sweeden.
Here  is Mano's discription of these pictures.
"Some very nice 1951 Haifa factory Kaiser assembly plant pictures 
I got many years ago from a Kaiser friend in Haifa.
Enclosed here also some pictures from Finland, arriving Haifa Kaisers to 
Helsinki 1951. 1953 sales ad in Finland
Unique Kaiser -51 Resque vehicle in Stockholm, special coach built in Sweden.
Also some nice pictures of great looking Argentina funeral Kaiser Carabellas."
 1951 Haifa factory Kaiser assembly plant 
Haifa Plant 1951 Body Drop Line
Haifa Plant 1951 Assembly Weld Front Fender
Haifa Plant 1951 Body Mount Line
Haifa Plant 1951 Body Preparing For Paint
Haifa Plant 1951 Engine Mount Line
Haifa Plant 1951 Frame Assembly Riveting
Haifa Plant 1951 Paint Line
Haifa Plant 1951 Un Wrapping Engines
Haifa Kaisers on the way to Finland
New Haifa Kaisers in Finland 1951
1953 sales ad in Finland
Swed Resque Vehicle Kaiser 1951
1959 Argentina funeral Kaiser Carabellas
1959 Argentina funeral Kaiser Carabellas
1960 Argentina funeral Kaiser Carabellas
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Front
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Back
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1954 Kaiser Manhattan
1954 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
1954 Kaiser Special 2 Door Sedan
1954 Kaiser Special 4 Door Sedan
 
 
1954 Kaiser Special 4 Door Sedan
1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
   
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 1954 Kaiser Manhattan
 1954 Kaiser Manhattan
 This car is owned by Ivo do Val Gil, from Portugal.
He says that this is the only Kaiser in Portugal
 
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 1954 Kaiser Manhattan Interior
 1954 Kaiser Manhattan Engine
 
 
1954 Kaiser Brochure Cover
1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster
 
 
1954 Kaiser Special 4 Door Sedan
1954 Kaiser Special 4 Door Sedan
 
 
These three pictures were submitted by Don Hoffman
Don spends the winters in Yuma, Arizona.
Seems he likes the winters better there then 
his home state of Michigan.
He spotted this car parked outside behind a fence.
Don spent his working life as an engineer with GM.
1954 Kaiser Special 4 Door Sedan
 
   
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This car has been completely rebuilt and upgraded.
Click here to view this rebuild.
1954 Kaiser Manhattan
This car is owned by Eric Gordon, Daytona Beach, FL
 
 
 
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1954 Kaiser Convertible
This car is owned and the conversion was done by
Eric Gordon of Daytona Beach, FL 
Click on the image to go to the page showing 
how the convertion was done.
1954 Kaiser Convertible
This car is owned and the conversion was done by
Eric Gordon of Daytona Beach, FL 
 
 
A Very Special 54 Kaiser
 
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1954 Kaiser Traveler
1954 Kaiser Traveler
 
 
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1954 Kaiser Traveler Name Plate

This car is owned by Don Jennings and
he has the following to say about his car.

 I'm a recent student of Kaisers and I appreciate your web site. 
I have a Kaiser K5325 which is a Traveler built as a 1954 and 
the only known example.  All the books/sources say no 
Travelers were built in the '54/'55 models, but they did build one. 
It's not restored (yet).  I noticed all your photos are of nice 
examples and I just pulled my Kaiser from a field where it 
had been parked for decades, but as a one-of-a-kind there are
no better examples.
The body number is 1001, which the Kaiser Guys tell me is the
first one of any given body type.  It has numbers on it that 
Jack Mueller, Kaiser Historian, says make it a special
order car.  I'm a jeep guy and knew nothing about Kaisers. 
I only bought it to get the motor and supercharger to put in my
Willys Pickup.  It had no paperwork, so I did a little research 
to get the paperwork started so I would have a title, and I 
discovered it didn't exist.
That's when I started communicating with Jack Mueller.
 Now I feel a responsibility to retore it, or have it restored.
I can't just strip out the motor & supercharger and part the
rest out.  I have other photos if you would like to see them. 
Everything seems to be there in the car except for the rear
view mirror that attaches to the passenger side spot light. 
Even things that aren't in the photos I have. The guy I got 
it from took stuff off so people wouldn't strip it.  Nothing's 
been modified, but everything needs restored or rebuilt. 
I'm probably luckly it sat in a guys field since the sixties. 
At least nobody bothered it.

 
 
1955 Kaiser Manhattan
This car is owned by Ken Lindsey of Normal, IL. 
1955 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
 1955 Kaiser Manhattan
This car is now owned by Tom Null
 1955 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 
1955 Kaiser Manhattan
This car is owned by Walter Borri of Argentina
1955 Kaiser Manhattan
This car is owned by Walter Borri of Argentina
   
1955 Kaiser Manhattan
1955 Kaiser Manhattan
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Chuck and Betty decided to do a complete rebuild of
their 55 Kaiser. It is just about ready for paint.

1955 Kaiser Serial Number 11021
This car is owned by 
Chuck  and Betty Hucker
 LaCrosse, IN USA
This is the last Kaiser to come down the
production line in Toledo, Ohio.
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Web site http://kaiserfrazergardens.tripod.com/
 1955 Kaiser ad
   
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These black and white pictures were sent to me by
 Betty Hucker LaCrosse, IN USA
Betty has also helped me identify some
of the cars shown on this page.
   
 Juan Carlos Tuzzolino from Argentina submitted the following pictures 
of his 1955 Kaiser Manhattan. The before and after pictures show what he did to have such a beautiful car.
He should be very proud of the results. Juan Carlos also submitted the dark blue over light blue pictures. 
They are of the car of a friend of his in Argentina.
Along with these pictures he submitt many others of the
Kaiser Carabela and other cars which was manfactured in 
Argentina until 1962
 
1961 Kaiser Carabela
This car is also owned by Juan Carlos Tuzzolino from Argentina.
Juan Carlos tells me that Kaiser produced these cars in
Argentina from 1958 to 1962
1955 Kaiser Manhattan
1955 Kaiser Manhattan
 
 1958 Kaiser Carabela
This car is being sent to the USA to be sold
  1958 Kaiser Carabela
 
 
 A rescued 1953 Kaiser Manhattan
  Show in the police pound in Punta del Este City,
Republica Oriental del Uruguay
 1958 Kaiser Carabela
1958 Kaiser Carabela 
 
 
 
 1961 Kaiser IKA Coche
 
 
 1959 Kaiser Carabela
This car is owned by owned Sergio Cholo Morguen Ulibarri
 1959 Kaiser Carabela
 
 
 1959 Kaiser Carabela
 1961 Kaiser Carabela
 
 
 1961 Kaiser Carabela
1961 Kaiser Carabela 
 
 
 Kaiser Carabela Limousine  built for IKA in La Argentina (Only Three were Built) 
  Kaiser Carabela Limousine  built for IKA in La Argentina
 
 
  Kaiser Carabela Limousine  built for IKA in La Argentina
 Kaiser Carabela Limousine  built for IKA in La Argentina
 
 
 Kaiser Carabela 2 Door Modified
 


 

Kaiser Carabela, The Rest of the Story
Kaiser in Argentina


Henry Kaiser had a great idea in 1954.
He had 1006 access Kaiser bodies and thought of shipping them to Buenos Aires.
Peron liked them and a deal was struck.
They were reserialed to 1955 models and  and then shipped to Argentina, with strict government control who would be allowed to buy them
The full rights and all dies for the Kaiser car were transferred to a new Argentine company called Industrias Kaiser Argentina S.A. The advanced 1954-5 model was called the "Kaiser Carabela" 
It took them about 2 and 1/2 years to set up the "molds/stamps/factory/etc"
to start building them in 1957. They were offered to well heeled Argentinians from 1957 through 1962, at a rate of around 4000 per year.
Eventually the dies wore out and the company switched to building Ramblers and Renaults 
under license.
Kaiser transferred complete control of IKA to local interests in the mid-sixties.

Juan Carlos Tuzzolino has also submitted a number of pictures of
cars that were manfactured by IKA Argentina.

These pictures are compliments of
Club Argentino de
Click below to view these pictures.


 


The cars of IKA Argentina
Kaiser's, Jeeps, Renault and American Motors that were
built in Argentina in the 1950's and 60's and 70's


Now the we have viewed the Kaiser from the begining to
where it ended, let's take a look at what it
MIGHT HAVE BEEN

 
 
 
   
   
   
Click he to visit Kaiser Bill
My thanks go to Bill Brown the Kaiser Man or as he is
know to his friends "Kaiser Bill" for the use of his pictures.
For more details on this story and other very interesting 
Kaiser facts and news visit his web page at
 http://www.kaiserbill.com

 
 
 
After World War II ended there was a rush to find uses for the products that were developed during the war. Aluminum was one of these products and Kaiser-Frazer was one of the companies that was trying to find another use for it.
In the October 1951 issue of SCIENCE and MECHANICS magazine there
was a story on Kaiser-Frazer's plans to build an alunimun car.

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Although the Kaiser was a great car for it's day not all owners were completely satisified.
The following is a seriers of letters sent back and forth between C. E. Murphy and the
Kaiser Corporation. I wish I knew the outcome but that is all that Michael Simmons 
forwarded to me. These letters were given to him by his mother in-law.
November 4, 1949
Kaiser Fraser Corp.
Willow Run, Mich.

     Attention:  Sales Manager

Gentlemen:

Approximately two months ago  I purchased from your dealer Mel Snow, Plainwell, Michigan, a 1949 Kaiser Vagabond.  This is my second Kaiser.  My first one was one of the finest automobiles I ever owned.  The present one, mainly through the indifference of Mr. Snow and his organization, (if you could call it that) is by any comparison not even a close facsimile of an automobile.

The front wheels are badly out of line, he has adjusted  them and made them worse.  I have absolutely  no power.  It takes me at least a mile to obtain a 60 mile speed.  The overdrive will not disengage.  I have been charged and have paid for a heater which he keeps stalling me on by telling me he cannot  obtain same heater to install it.

The car leaks all over since he adjusted the rubber seals.  It is necessary for me to wear a hat with a chin strap on it to keep it from being blown off.  I have averaged to date a little over 10 mile per gallon.  The fumes in the car make it impossible, even with all the air blowing in, to drive over one hour without getting a terrific headache.  If this canít be fixed a receptacle for water and aspirin should be provided.

One of my wheel skirts fell off before 2,000 miles and was smashed.  The left front window is so misaligned the glass is cracked from the pressure necessary to roll it up or down.  I have had three exhaust gaskets on the manifold and am badly in need of the fourth.  The fan belt howls so loudly even at the slow acceleration that I get that it actually hurts my teeth.

If this is the service standard that you insist upon all of your dealers maintaining you do not have to worry about the future of the Kaiser Corp.  It would be very much appreciated if you can supply me with the address of a competent mechanic who can properly service this car, and if you would please make an effort through your source of supply on heaters to have them make just one more and ship it to Mel Snow, - if you can find some way to get the money out of him.  I don't expect it to keep the car warm but I think maybe it will re-direct some of the drafts to keep my windshield from fogging so that I will be able to drive with my head inside the car.

Looking forward to your expedient answer and the new model jeep - because I wouldn't expect much from that - and I can;t stand another disappointment.

       Yours very truly,

       C. E. Murphy, President
 

Kaiser-Frazer Sales Corporation
Willow Run, Michigan


November 11, 1949
Mr. C. E. Murphy
c/o Martin Mfg. Co.
Martin, Michigan

Dear Mr. Murphy:

We regret learning from your letter of November 4, 1949, that you have experienced any inconvenience with your car.

A report concerning the difficulties mentioned in your letter is being referred to a dealer covering the territory in which you live.  The dealer will be requested to contact you at the earliest possible time to arrange for an examination of your car and determine what service may be necessary.

We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention as we are always anxious to do whatever we can to retain the confidence and good-will of Kaiser-Frazer car owners.
 

       Very truly yours,

       Kaiser-Frazer Sales Corporation

       R. Minnie
       Service Department
 

December 13, 1949
Mr. Minnie
Kaiser Fraser Corp.
Willow Run, Mich.

Dear Mr. Minnie:

 I received your promise of service for my Kaiser Vagabond but so far this promise has not seemed to make much difference in the car.  No dealer has contacted me to date to check the car.

 I paid for service to your dealer in Wakefield, Michigan.  He found the air cleaner had never had oil put in it.  Two of the spark plugs were sitting on top of gaskets which were not around the plugs.  The car had never been timed because there were not any timing marks on it.  It was 1 1/8" slow.  This was all he had time to do.

 Would it be possible for me to drive the car to Willow Run and let you see how much confidence and pride your dealer Mel Snow is distributing for you.
 

       Yours very truly,
 

       C. E. Murphy
 

        December 20, 1949
Mr. C. E. Murphy
c/o Martin Manufacturing Company
Martin, Michigan

Dear Mr. Murphy:

We sincerely regret learning from your letter of December 13, that your automobile has not been repaired to your satisfaction as yet.

In view of the information you have given, we should first like to point out that we do not feel that it would be necessary for you to bring your automobile to Willow Run as our field representative will be glad to go over any problems you have with your dealer and arrange for a satisfactory conclusion of them.  Therefore, we are taking the liberty of forwarding a copy of your latest communication directly to our field representative with the request that he have you contacted as soon as possible.

We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention again and are confident that through the cooperation of the dealer, yourself and our field representative, a satisfactory  conclusion to your problems can be brought about.

       Sincerely yours

       Kaiser-Frazer Sales Corporation
 

       R. Minnie
       Service Department
 

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