BF Auction: 1951 Frazer Standard

Sold for $12,100View Result

UPDATE – The reserve is off!

UPDATE – The seller sent us additional photos of this Frazer, which we’ve added to the gallery below!

For some enthusiasts, buying a project car isn’t viable. For those individuals, a turnkey vehicle is the best alternative for joining the growing crowd of classic car owners. This 1951 Frazer Standard offers that opportunity. Its presentation across the entire vehicle is difficult to fault, courtesy of an owner who is passionate about this brand. He has decided to downsize his collection, listing the Frazer exclusively here at Barn Find Auctions.

If the physical condition is an accurate indication, this 1951 Frazer has led a sheltered life. Its Cardinal Maroon paint shines magnificently, cloaking panels that are laser straight. There are no signs of abuse, neglect or evidence of rust problems that can plague vehicles from this era. I generally refrain from calling any car perfect, but if this one isn’t, it doesn’t miss the mark by much. If considered a driver-quality vehicle, the exterior trim is above average and complements the classy paint shade. The whitewall tires help its cause on that front, while the glass is crystal clear. All the buyer needs to do with this classic is to continue the treatment it has received, protecting its inherent good looks.

This Frazer tips the scales at 3,640 lbs, meaning it requires something special under the hood if progress is to be anything but glacial. The company delivered the six-cylinder “Supersonic” flathead that produces 115hp and 190 ft/lbs of torque. The power feeds the back wheels via a three-speed manual transmission, allowing the Standard to hit a top speed of 85mph. Few drivers would stretch the engine to that point, but it should cruise effortlessly at 60mph. The engine bay presents well for a vehicle of this age, and with 66,327 miles showing on its odometer, nobody has worked this car into the ground. It features many of its original service stickers and is in excellent mechanical health. This appears to be a strong contender for a buyer seeking a turnkey classic. This appears to be a strong contender for a buyer seeking a turnkey classic. This car has been on display in a private museum until recently and a thorough inspection of the brake system would be advisable in the interest of safety.

When I saw this Frazer’s exterior condition, I wondered if its interior could meet a similar standard. Undoubtedly, it does, with flawless Red cloth seat upholstery and clean door trims. The painted surfaces shine as impressively as the exterior, and the carpet is spotless. The bright trim pieces appear perfect, and the wheel has avoided the common cracking problems experienced by many cars of this age. You have to look hard to find anything of which to be critical, and like the exterior, the interior is sure to draw favorable comments at a show or Cars & Coffee. For those contemplating a cross-country adventure, the original AM radio should provide adequate entertainment if conversation grinds to a halt.

This 1951 Frazer Standard possesses the “wow” factor and would suit a meticulous buyer seeking a car that is a guaranteed head-turner. It is all that and more, with room to accommodate six people for someone with a growing family. With a cavernous trunk, it should easily swallow the luggage should the new owner decide to use it for a family vacation or classic car rally. If you find these ideas impossible to resist, this Standard is worth a closer look.

See the rest of the Kaiser-Frazer Collection here!

  • Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Mileage: 66,327 Shown, TMU
  • Engine: Supersonic Flathead Six
  • Transmission: 3-Speed
  • VIN: F515002619
  • Title Status: Clean

Bid On This Auction

Sold for: $12,100
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Ended: Apr 17, 2023 9:08am MDT
Winner: polecat
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    polecat
    bid $12,100.00  2023-04-17 09:04:29
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    duaney bid $12,000.00  2023-04-17 09:03:36
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    polecat bid $11,000.00  2023-04-17 09:01:09
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    duaney
    bid $10,500.00  2023-04-17 08:58:38
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    polecat bid $10,000.00  2023-04-17 08:32:31
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    Larisa bid $9,300.00  2023-04-17 08:08:30
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    polecat
    bid $9,200.00  2023-04-17 08:04:36
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    Craig bid $9,000.00  2023-04-17 07:20:48
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    polecat bid $8,600.00  2023-04-17 06:05:21
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    Craig
    bid $7,900.00  2023-04-16 20:24:39
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    Bailsout bid $7,800.00  2023-04-16 17:27:30
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    Craig bid $7,700.00  2023-04-16 17:14:25
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    Bailsout
    bid $7,600.00  2023-04-16 17:02:40
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    polecat bid $7,500.00  2023-04-16 10:29:18
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    Bailsout bid $7,300.00  2023-04-16 09:06:51
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    polecat
    bid $7,200.00  2023-04-16 06:27:51
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    Bailsout bid $6,700.00  2023-04-15 17:43:09
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    polecat bid $6,500.00  2023-04-15 12:25:03
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    Craig
    bid $6,200.00  2023-04-15 09:42:10
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    Bailsout bid $6,000.00  2023-04-14 23:41:42
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    Graeme bid $5,900.00  2023-04-14 23:20:53
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    Craig
    bid $5,700.00  2023-04-14 13:36:13
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    Naileman13 bid $5,500.00  2023-04-13 11:28:24
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    mehalley bid $5,000.00  2023-04-13 07:10:29
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    Bailsout
    bid $4,400.00  2023-04-12 19:19:49
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    Larisa bid $4,100.00  2023-04-12 08:25:09
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    dale bid $3,100.00  2023-04-11 13:35:52
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    bak
    bid $3,000.00  2023-04-10 14:19:25
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    jjfab bid $2,000.00  2023-04-09 21:25:23
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    gt bid $1,100.00  2023-04-09 16:09:31
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    duaney
    bid $1,000.00  2023-04-09 13:59:41
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    Karl Foster bid $500.00  2023-04-09 12:02:43

Comments

  1. Avatar photo Stu P Member

    The reserve prices on all these museum cars are very reasonable.

    The automobilia items have no reserves at all. The family is more interested in placing everything with appreciative future caretakers and intends to sell it all.

    Like 6
  2. Avatar photo TheOldRanger

    As a kid, I always liked the Kaiser and Frazer cars …. this would be a nice run-around the neighborhood car where I live… but I have 2 cars and a 2 car garage… whoever gets this, I hope they take good care of it

    Like 8
  3. Avatar photo Tim

    The tasty looking Kaiser Darrin does a nice disappearing act in the video.

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  4. Avatar photo duaney

    Even without overdrive, this car would cruise easily at 70, I see the OD knob, she would cruise at 80 or more with no sweat. I’m certain the color is Caribbean Coral, not the Cardinal Maroon. Very rare car today, I have owned several 51 Frazers.

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    • Avatar photo Dennis Bailey

      Duaney,
      You seem to have a keen eye for the overdrive knobs and handles. Where are they exactly in this photo and the one in the Willys pic?

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      • Avatar photo Duaney

        under the dash on left side. The other thing to consider is that the vast majority of these vehicles came with the overdrive feature, so it would be unusual for them not to have it. The Willys is an oblong horizontal knob, originally painted black, but that paint could have worn away by now. The Frazer is a round chrome knob.

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    • Avatar photo Duaney

      Made a mistake. The color is “Oakwood Brown Poly” as confirmed by the body trim tag showing the paint as 335. I actually thought the entire car looked brown, but the dash seemed to be Caribbean Coral, in person the colors would no doubt appear different.

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      • Avatar photo Dennis Bailey

        Thank you!

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  5. Avatar photo Terrry

    A rich guy meets a young very attractive girl, so he wanted to surprise her, he bought her a Kaiser. A week later he wanted to amaze her, and bought her a Frazer. A week later he bought her a Tucker.

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  6. Avatar photo Terry

    Kaiser-Frazer wanted to build a station wagon too, but the company lacked the funds for the design and tooling. So they enlarged the trunk lid to include the rear window and hence, the first true hatchback was born! The rear seats folded flat like a station wagon’s so you could sleep in the car. The Kaiser version was the Traveler, and the Frazer’s was the Vagabond.

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  7. Avatar photo duaney

    Image 4049 the left front wheel appears straight, but the RF wheel appears to be sideways. Optical illusion? Or were the tie rods disconnected then?

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  8. Avatar photo Stu P Member

    Duaney,

    Definitely an illusion! Everything is straight and drives fine.

    Stu

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    • Avatar photo Duaney

      All the other pictures everything appears normal. I can’t figure out image 4049, maybe a split photograph? That’s crazy. Thanks for the response.

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  9. Avatar photo Dennis Bailey

    Heater?

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  10. Avatar photo Stu P Member

    Yes

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  11. Avatar photo Joshua Mortensen Staff

    The reserve is off!

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  12. Avatar photo Joshua Mortensen Staff

    Congratulations to polecat on winning this lovely Frazer.

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  13. Avatar photo Stu P Member

    Polecat,

    It’s a beautiful car. You should be quite happy with it! And for so much less than you could build it for……..

    Stu

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  14. Avatar photo Lou Rugani

    One of the best road cars ever. Check John McCall’s new book “Frazer, 1951: Speed-Styled and Stillborn”, just released in April, 2023.

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