A Stylist Gets His Way: 1954 Kaiser Darrin

Howard “Dutch” Darrin was anything but a conventional car designer.  Born in Crawford, New Jersey, Darrin was a fighter pilot for France in World War I and ended up as a part owner of a custom automobile design house… more»

Possible Pennant Blue Project: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette

The very first three years of the Corvette’s life were touch and go.  Only 300 of these hand-built vehicles were assembled the first year on a makeshift assembly line in Flint, Michigan, with most going to dignitaries.  Chevrolet moved… more»

Solid and Stately: 1954 Lincoln Capri 4-Door Sedan

For model year 1954, Lincoln’s styling showed minimal changes from a new look introduced in 1952. About the only story to advertise was on the performance side where the restyled and faster Lincolns had won the Mexican Road Race… more»

Styling Proposal Prototype: 1954 Chevrolet Corvette

UPDATE 10/25/2023: Some classics will cross the auction blocks, exceeding the seller’s and the market’s expectations. Others simply don’t make the grade. Judging by the reader’s feedback from when this article initially went live, I suspect many will be… more»

Cannibalized Skylark: 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible

The Covid crisis created a whole lot of issues and headaches for everyone.  However, for this particular connoisseur of Buick Skylarks, leaving this car north of the border caused no end of grief.  It seems that the storage fees… more»

20 Years In Storage: 1954 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible

You’re looking at Oldsmobile’s most prestigious offering in 1954: the Ninety-Eight Starfire convertible of which only about 6,800 were produced. I’d like to know how many are around today. The seller is very scant with details and the history… more»

Green Dream Machine: 1954 Kaiser Darrin Roadster

I’m not sure what the story is behind the paint selection on this rare 1954 Kaiser Darrin (you’re looking at #88 of only 435 ever produced), but it looks gorgeous. Although Darrins weren’t offered in this particular shade of green… more»

Old-School Cool: 1954 VW Beetle

I don’t know much about Beetles, so don’t expect crack expert analysis on every square centimeter of this 1954 VW Beetle, available on eBay with three days to go and the bid at $11,300. But I do know originality… more»

Only 435 Built! 1954 Kaiser Darrin

Have you ever seen one of these? I’ve only seen one up-close-and-personal at Das Awkscht Fescht, the big antique and classic car show held each August in Macungie, PA. It was white with a red interior just like this… more»