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YAK Car Pic of the Day

’47-48 Frazer Manhattan, Town of Niagara, N.Y.

I’d passed the house in the Town of Niagara before, and could tell that there was an old something in the garage, but yesterday when I drove by, here was this 1947-48 Frazer Manhattan out enjoying the sunshine. The Frazer was the pricier half of the Kaiser-Frazer duo, and it was built only from 1947-51, while the Kaiser lingered on until model year 1955. Henry Kaizer and Joe Frazer teamed up after World War II to introduce a modern, post-war designed automobile to the car-starved public, and the two brands were almost identical save for the front grille-work — though the Frazer as a bit more posh. Alas, Joe and Henry J had many disagreements during their stunted partnership, and after the (finally) redesigned 1951 models came out the Frazer brand was phased (Frazed?) out once the supply of bodies were used up.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know