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Old Oct-11-2009, 01:40 PM
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Mystery Car
Wondering if anyone can identify this rare beauty. I'm thinking maybe Tom or Lee can.









edited to add some info about this car after rcof correctly ID'd it.

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Old Oct-11-2009, 01:49 PM
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It's a 1954/5 Kaiser Darrin.
Old Oct-11-2009, 02:56 PM
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It's a 1954/5 Kaiser Darrin.
WOW! That didn't take long
Guess I underestimated the breadth of expertise and number of aficionados on the board. With only 435 produced, and only in 1954, I figured it wouldn't be very well known. Well done rcof
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Old Oct-11-2009, 05:26 PM
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Sliding doors! How cool...Where did the futuristic look and ideas go with cars? I love the ideas these lesser known car builders had back in the 50's and 60's. Imagine parking! you could park inches away and still get out. Great, clean looking shots by the way...

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Old Oct-11-2009, 05:53 PM
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No idea, but glad to see you back posting!!!
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Old Oct-11-2009, 07:56 PM
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Howdy Jack,

Great shots, I've never seen one of those, and you captured it just beautifully.

So good to see you back.
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Old Oct-11-2009, 08:07 PM
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Amazing car, and very well captured at that.

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Old Oct-12-2009, 08:43 AM
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Hi Jack......GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK POSTING....

Nice set of pictures ....... With a price tag of 3,800 dollars that would be a years wages for the average guy back than...... azzaro
Old Oct-12-2009, 09:11 AM
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Sliding doors! How cool...Where did the futuristic look and ideas go with cars? I love the ideas these lesser known car builders had back in the 50's and 60's. Imagine parking! you could park inches away and still get out. Great, clean looking shots by the way...

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Scott
Thanks Scot
I really miss the days when we looked forward to the new models coming out as they always included some pretty radical departures from the previous styling.
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Old Oct-12-2009, 09:13 AM
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No idea, but glad to see you back posting!!!
Thanks Andrew, it's good to be back. Funny how life sometimes interferes with having fun
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Old Oct-12-2009, 09:14 AM
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Howdy Jack,

Great shots, I've never seen one of those, and you captured it just beautifully.

So good to see you back.
Thanks Craig. It sure is good to be back "in the saddle".
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Old Oct-12-2009, 09:42 AM
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Nice pictures of a very unusual car; v. impressed that it was identified so quickly! (9 mins )

Apart from removing idents & things, any other PP-ing?

Thanks for sharing!

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Old Oct-12-2009, 10:00 AM
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Jack,

Beautiful car & captures


My dad (who just turned 82 this week) worked in that plant when he was a young man. His job was to drive the cars as they came out of the end of the assembly line to the parking lot. He told me that they went out of business because they were too far ahead of their time. Also said that the cars "ran like the dickens".


Thanks for posting these. I'm going to try and show them to my dad.
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Old Oct-12-2009, 10:24 AM
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Amazing car, and very well captured at that.

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Thanks joel
Appreciate the comment.
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Old Oct-12-2009, 10:27 AM
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Hi Jack......GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK POSTING....

Nice set of pictures ....... With a price tag of 3,800 dollars that would be a years wages for the average guy back than...... azzaro
Thanks Azzaro...good to be back!
Yup that was well beyond the reach of my family. Dad had a '54 Chevy Belaire back then.
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Old Oct-12-2009, 10:43 AM
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Hey Jack,

I'm glad to see that we've got some other car savvy folks on board. Beautiful job on capturing this beauty.

The best news on this thread is that you're back. We've missed you and been a little worried. Welcome home.

Your friend,

Tom
Old Oct-12-2009, 05:15 PM
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Welcome back, Jack!

Fine images of a fine Kaiser! By the way, that's another Kaiser parked directly behind it: the one with the "eyebrow" windshield, of which you only see half.

Nice work!
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