1954 Kaiser Special

Price:
$35,900.00
  • VIN: K545012312
  • Stock: 200111
  • Mileage: 12,078
  • Color: Cream
  • Trans: Three-speed Manual
  • Engine: Rebulit 226 Inline 6 cyl
  • Title: Clear
  • Interior: Green/Bambo
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Description
1954 Kaiser Special Two-door Club Sedan 

 • Next-to-last model year for Kaisers 
 • Early-series 1954 Kaiser Special Club Sedan 
 • One of only 500 early 2 door Specials built in 1954
 • Two-door is much rarer (one for every six four-doors), and now command a price premium 
 • Rebuilt 226 CID inline six-cylinder engine
 • Rebuilt three-speed manual transmission and 3.91 gearing
 • Correct Jade Green Metallic over Stardust Ivory exterior 
 • All-original bleached “bambu” upholstery with green inserts 
 • Rebuilt suspension, new exhaust and drum brakes 
 • Kelsey Hayes style full chrome spoke wheels with a full matching spare 
 • Firestone Deluxe Champion wide whitewall tires, size 7.10-15 
 • Amber fog lights 


From its concave grille and oval headlamp bezels to its bulbous taillights, the Kaiser Special is a cross between stock and show car elements. This 1954 Kaiser custom Special 2 door sedan is said to be one of only 500 such early 2 doors built in 1954. According to the Kaiser-Frazer Club, this is one of only 10 known examples today. It has a Manhattan chassis, body and interior combined with '54 grille and taillights. Later 1954 Specials featured a three-piece rear window and less special interior but this particular Kaiser is a early version with the famous "bambu" vinyl interior!  

Made in Kaiser’s Toledo, Ohio factory, this car left the line with the following equipment: oil-bath air cleaner, directional signals, bumper bridge end caps, four stainless steel wheel discs, electric clock, rear seat cigarette lighter, deluxe Tenite plastic steering wheel, exhaust deflector and tilt-type rearview mirror.  

The correct two-tone Jade Green Metallic over Stardust Ivory paint and trim are in overall excellent order, as are the glass panels and lights, including the amber fog lights over the front bumper. The bodywork is straight and solid and the undercarriage looks extremely tidy. The Kaiser’s engine bay is extremely tidy, the chrome bumpers are beautiful, the battery appears new, the cargo area is in very good order with its green carpeting and full size matching wire wheel, whitewall tire. 

This Kaiser Special rolls on newer Firestone Deluxe Champion wide whitewall tires, size 7.10-15 at every corner. Each tire is mounted to a new Kelsey Hayes style full chrome spoke wheels with a full matching spare. 

Under the hood is Kaiser’s 226 CID straight six-cylinder engine, mated to a three-speed manual transmission. This car has a rebuilt suspension and drum brakes plus a new exhaust system. 

The interiors on these cars were also rather ahead of their time. Although Kaiser automobiles would not see the Sixties, at least in the United States, they had some very advanced features for their time, including a padded instrument panel with all major gauges clustered in the driver’s line of sight 

Inside, this example retains its all-original bleached “bambu” upholstery with green inserts. The bench seats are in great shape, while the corresponding green carpeting is in excellent condition, doing its best golf course impersonation. The matching headliner is also in nearly flawless original order. The factory two-spoke steering wheel is present and looks great while the green and tan dash and inner door liners reflect the rest of the interior’s condition. The console-mounted shift lever is in good, original shape and a factory AM radio with one speaker round out the interior.  

Widely rumored to have its stylistic roots in the Buick XP-300 show car, the Kaiser Special’s styling elements include large oval headlamp surrounds, its “jet airscoop” grille, matching “air intake” chrome vent on the hood and at the rear, “Safety-Glo” taillights, which could be seen from the sides and behind the car. The car’s “widow’s peak” windshield and lack of a wraparound rear window marks it as an early-series 1954 model. 

Competition to this Kaiser in 1954 included Buick’s Series 40 Special Riviera Coupe; Chrysler’s Windsor Deluxe Newport two-door hardtop; DeSoto’s Powermaster Six Club Coupe; Dodge’s Coronet Six Club Coupe; Oldsmobile’s 88 Holiday Coupe; Packard’s Clipper Super Panama; and Pontiac’s Chieftain Six De Luxe Catalina. 

VIN: K545012312 

If you’re looking for some 1950s automotive style that is unique, you found it in this 1954 Frazier Special. Take it to any cruise night or car show and you’re sure to attract attention but first, you need to stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars and check this car out in person. 

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 12,078 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
 

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Basic Information
  • Stock Number: 200111
  • VIN Number: K545012312
  • Model Year: 0
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Terms of Auction & Sale

  • The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent of any bidder. The Vehicle is being sold by a Licensed State of Missouri Dealer (Motoexotica Classic Cars).
  • Any Missouri resident must pay local MO sales tax and licensing fees to the Missouri Department of Revenue. All others will do so in their home state.
  • All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. (No vehicle is perfect to everyone.) Each vehicle has its strengths, shortcomings, styles and tendencies.  Therefore, despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or previous owner’s diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. We have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective. Please be advised that no oral or written statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of the condition of the said vehicle.
  • The vehicle is available for inspection prior to bidding. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close, you or an agent will have seven(7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. We strongly encourage a physical inspection to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
  • Bidders with less than 10 feedbacks MUST email us before bidding showing their intent to purchase the vehicle. Due to increasing non-paying bidders, we reserve the right to cancel your bid if you do not have more then 10 feedbacks. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE BID INTERFERENCE!
  • All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis, Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator.

Payment must be made by Cashiers Check, Money Orders or Bank Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars.

  • A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500.00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card, Visa or PayPal. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If the vehicle is not to your liking within this seven day inspection period then your deposit will be refunded 100%. If an inspection or decision takes longer then seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking, your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted for sale.
  • Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. MotoeXotica will not be responsible for buyers remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. Most of the cars we deal with are vintage and will need TLC and some degree of attention eventually. These are not new vehicles and should not be treated as such.
  • Once full payment has been received, Seller will email a copy of clear title, Bill of Sale, buyers guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via Docusign. The forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle upon receipt of signed documents. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail. If paid by company or personal check, original dues will be held seven (7) to ten (10) business days. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
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We are happy to accommodate our overseas buyers! Over the last 10 years we have exported cars to Norway, Germany, Estonia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, Costa Rica, Brazil, British Columbia, Canada and other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage. We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at port and enjoy!

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