Supercharged Project: 1954 Kaiser Manhattan

One of the more interesting cars of the 1950s was the Kaiser Manhattan. It was the top-of-the-line product to emerge from Kaiser-Frazer Corp., first badged as a Frazer and later as a Kaiser. It could be ordered with a… more»

Unlikely Hot Rod: 1955 Kaiser Manhattan Barn Find

One of the new nameplates to emerge after World War II was the Kaiser.  Bankrolled by shipbuilding magnate Henry Kaiser, the brand attracted a lot of attention and sales when automobile production resumed but fell behind the other offerings… more»

Supercharged Six! 1954 Kaiser Manhattan

The Manhattan was a top-end car with Frazer badging built by Kaiser-Frazer after World War II. Production of Frazer-branded cars ceased in 1951 and the Manhattan then became a Kaiser product (but as the same car). In 1954, the… more»

1 of 1,315? 1952 Kaiser Manhattan 2-Door

Kaiser-Frazer Corp. was the result of a merger of two automotive independents in 1947. The Manhattan was the top-of-the-line car within Frazer until that brand was discontinued in 1951, after which the Manhattan lived on for two more years… more»

BF Auction: 1954 Kaiser Manhattan

UPDATE – More photos of this Manhattan have been added to the gallery below! Be sure to take another look. UPDATE – The reserve has been met! The high bidder will be taking this one home. The pages of… more»

Factory Air Conditioning! 1947 Frazer Manhattan

One output of the Kaiser-Frazer merger in 1946-47 was the Manhattan, a top-of-the-line luxury car that led the Frazer brand. The Frazer name would disappear in the early 1950s and – soon thereafter – the company focused its attention… more»

The Big Apple? 1947 Frazer Manhattan

As shortlived as Kaiser-Frazer (’47-’55) was, they produced some memorable cars and still manage to get quite a bit of coverage here on Barn Finds. Last month this 1947 Frazer Manhattan surfaced and today, we have another example, same… more»

Silver Bullet Barn Find: 1948 Frazer Manhattan

First, let’s end the confusion with this listing, which proclaims this car to be a 1948 Kaiser Manhattan Darri. Well, not exactly, it’s a 1948 Frazer Manhattan that was produced by the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation. Darri probably has something to… more»

Supercharged 1 of 44? 1955 Kaiser Manhattan

The 1955 model year would be the last for Kaiser automobiles made in the U.S. (they would continue building Willys Jeeps here). The Manhattan was their top-of-the-line car and it had a supercharger as standard equipment by 1954. This… more»

Supercharged Six: 1954 Kaiser Manhattan

Forced-induction engine technology has gone in and out of vogue in the automotive world on numerous occasions since Mercedes first bolted Roots superchargers to some of their production models in 1921. Superchargers offer an easy and affordable way for… more»

350 V8 Equipped: 1954 Kaiser Manhattan

While the 1950s were a boom period for the “big three” American automobile manufacturers and they were able to secure the largest slice of the sales pie, that left the smaller independent manufacturers to fight over the crumbs. This… more»

Very Tempting: 1953 Kaiser Manhattan

While it is largely original, this Kaiser Manhattan is believed to have undergone a repaint at some point in its life. Barn Finder Roger spotted this Kaiser for us, so I have to thank him for that. If you… more»

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