Kaiser Darrin

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»

Rare Survivor: 1954 Kaiser Darrin

It is common for manufacturers to release “halo” models to entice potential buyers into their showrooms. Some of these endeavors are successful, while others don’t achieve their intended goal. The 1954 Kaiser Darrin is an example of the latter,… more»

Rare Sliding Doors: 1954 Kaiser Darrin

UPDATED 4/23/23. Kaiser Darrin #167 has popped up again, this time here on Facebook Marketplace. Not much has changed other than the price being lowered to $37,500. More photos are provided this time in hopes of selling what was… more»

Special Order: 1954 Kaiser Darrin

In 1945, Henry J. Kaiser and Joseph Frazer started an automaker, Kaiser-Frazer, from the seeds of financially stretched Graham-Paige Motors. Their first cars sold well to an eager public who was willing to buy almost anything. But Kaiser was… more»

22K Mile All Original 1954 Kaiser Darrin

The seller says that this 1954 Kaiser Darrin is all original and has never been restored and that’s amazing. Just the paint alone is in incredible condition to be 67 years old and all original. On top of that,… more»

1 of 435: 1954 Kaiser Darrin

UPDATE: The seller has corrected his price to $99,000. Makes a lot more sense! Have you got a spare hundred grand laying around? If you do, you can use most of it to buy this extremely rare Kaiser Darrin… more»

1 0f 435: 1954 Kaiser Darrin

While the Kaiser Darrin was sold in only one model year, its actual production run only lasted for just on nine months. Delays and misfortune had major impacts upon the car, and only 435 cars were produced, making the… more»

Fancy A Darrin Dip? 1954 Kaiser Darrin

Reader George A. has sent us this extremely rare find–a 1954 Kaiser-Darrin roadster, complete with its “Darrin Dip” side styling! Not only that, but it’s for sale here on eBay and there’s no reserve! You can find this pretty… more»

American Made Roadster: 1954 Kaiser Darrin

The very interesting and stylish 1954 Kaiser Darrin is a rare and unique American made roadster that was intended to be a competitor against the foreign made sports cars of the time. Only 435 Kaiser Darrins were produced, making… more»

Missed Opportunity: 1954 Kaiser-Darrin

We have featured a couple of Kaiser-Darrins in the past, but they were all in need of some serious help. It may be a little rough around the edges, but this 1954 Kaiser-Darrin looks complete and should make an… more»

Once Lost, Now Found: 1954 Kaiser Darrin

At first glance we assumed this car was the same one we featured in July. Turns out it is another 1954 Kaiser Darrin. Considering that there were only 435 ever built it seems strange that we would find two… more»

Chicken Coop Find: Kaiser Darrin

Update 7/28/11 – Sold for $22,000! If you’re into eclectic and rare American cars from the ’50s, then this car is the one for you. This is a 1954 Kaiser Darrin, one of only 435 Darrins ever built, which… more»