Wheels in the Grass
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, December 26, 2011
Back in 1946, when this 1947 Frazer Special went on sale, its styling was among the most modern on the market. Gone were the bulky-looking front and rear fenders, along with the running boards, of most of the competition. The Frazer was the higher-priced companion to the similarly styled Kaiser (you could easily tell them apart from the outside though, by the bumpers and grilles). Both cars were built in the newly-acquired Willow Run plant that Ford had built in 1942 to produce bombers for the war effort. Kaiser-Frazer produced 36,120 of the Frazer Specials for model year 1947, at a list price of $2,295 (which was well into Cadillac territory). The Frazer nameplate would disappear after the 1951 model year, while Kaiser would trudge on another four years.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know