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Wheels in the Grass

1947 Frazer Special, Silver Creek, N.Y.

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

brochure art

Kaiser, left; Frazer, right

from the car show circuit

  • uncabobbo

    Owwww…I like this one. Hope some erstwhile afficianado restores this beauty.