226 CI I6
This 1951 Kaiser Deluxe is a well-presented classic with distinct style and a great history. So when you want a classic that loves to stand out, you\'re going to want to know more about this sedan.
Dutch Darrin was responsible for some of the most elegant post-war designs, and he was Kaiser\'s man for this project. So while Deluxe sedan would have cost you as much as a convertible Chevy, this was the one for those who truly loved style. Darrin had spent years in Europe coachbuilding cars, and so you can really see a craftsman\'s eye in the details, like the gentle curve of the front fenders, the subtle dibbing V of the rear window, and the full-length bright trim that looks like an extension of the wraparound bumpers. We especially love the two thin parallel chrome strips that make up the grille. They contrast the soft lines of the car by coming to a sharp point that always draws your eye to the front of the car. And while you\'re taking your time looking closely, don\'t forget to spot the two-tone paint. It\'s a subtle blend where the mineral gray is joined by a lighter gray on top. It\'s just another small touch to draw added attention to the European chic slope of the roofline.
Inside is more of that well-respected authenticity. They invested nicely in making this feel fresh, but it never loses that vintage charm. For example, the brown textured cloth inserts in both rows of seats certainly look 1950s style, but the brown surrounding them is a modern supple leather for true comfort. The door panels were done to match. Plus, with fresh carpeting, a taut headliner, and plenty of wood-like appearance, this really feels well-coordinated and premium. Even the Kaiser steering wheel is now wrapped in the correct leather to match. The bright dash has a true vintage charm, and the whole atmosphere is authentic. There are upgrades, but they are well-integrated. The movable cup holder center console was upholstered to match the seats, and the classic-style radio is from Gauge Works, so it\'s a modern AM/FM tuner with aux input for your iPod.
Under the hood is the correct-style 226 cubic-inch inline-six. It has an almost time capsule-like appearance with nice block paint, a generator, good hoses, and crisp details. It\'s all quite authentic, right down to oil bath air cleaner. The motor fires up eagerly, which is a true sign of a well-respected life. And features like the Hydramatic automatic transmission and modern Michelin radials keep this an easy cruiser.
The sale comes complete with a few pieces of interesting paperwork, including nearly three decades of previous registration info. History, style, and distinction all are coming together for an affordable price. Call today!!!
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