Mystery Car

Jack'll doJack'll do Major grinsPosts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
edited October 12, 2009 in Other Cool Shots
Wondering if anyone can identify this rare beauty. I'm thinking maybe Tom or Lee can. :dunno

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edited to add some info about this car after rcof correctly ID'd it.

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Jack
(My real name is John but Jack'll do)

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  • rcofrcof Major grins Posts: 115Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 11, 2009
    It's a 1954/5 Kaiser Darrin.
  • Jack'll doJack'll do Major grins Posts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 11, 2009
    rcof wrote:
    It's a 1954/5 Kaiser Darrin.

    WOW! That didn't take long :D
    Guess I underestimated the breadth of expertise and number of aficionados on the board. With only 435 produced, and only in 1954, I figured it wouldn't be very well known. Well done rcof

    Jack
    (My real name is John but Jack'll do)
  • SUMGUYSUMGUY Big grins Posts: 61Registered Users Big grins
    edited October 11, 2009
    Sliding doors! How cool...Where did the futuristic look and ideas go with cars? I love the ideas these lesser known car builders had back in the 50's and 60's. Imagine parking! you could park inches away and still get out. Great, clean looking shots by the way...

    Cheers
    Scott
  • adbsgicomadbsgicom Texas-Sized Grins Posts: 3,615Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 11, 2009
    No idea, but glad to see you back posting!!! clap.gif
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  • PantherPanther Major grins Posts: 3,658Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 11, 2009
    Howdy Jack,

    Great shots, I've never seen one of those, and you captured it just beautifully.

    So good to see you back.
    Take care,

    Craig

    Burleson, Texas
  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 10,931Administrators moderator
    edited October 12, 2009
    Amazing car, and very well captured at that. thumb.gif

    -joel
  • AzzaroAzzaro Major grins Posts: 5,643Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    Hi Jack......GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK POSTING....

    Nice set of pictures ....... With a price tag of 3,800 dollars that would be a years wages for the average guy back than......thumb.gif azzaro
  • Jack'll doJack'll do Major grins Posts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    SUMGUY wrote:
    Sliding doors! How cool...Where did the futuristic look and ideas go with cars? I love the ideas these lesser known car builders had back in the 50's and 60's. Imagine parking! you could park inches away and still get out. Great, clean looking shots by the way...

    Cheers
    Scott

    Thanks Scot
    I really miss the days when we looked forward to the new models coming out as they always included some pretty radical departures from the previous styling.

    Jack
    (My real name is John but Jack'll do)
  • Jack'll doJack'll do Major grins Posts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    adbsgicom wrote:
    No idea, but glad to see you back posting!!! clap.gif

    Thanks Andrew, it's good to be back. Funny how life sometimes interferes with having fun eek7.gif

    Jack
    (My real name is John but Jack'll do)
  • Jack'll doJack'll do Major grins Posts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    Panther wrote:
    Howdy Jack,

    Great shots, I've never seen one of those, and you captured it just beautifully.

    So good to see you back.

    Thanks Craig. It sure is good to be back "in the saddle".

    Jack
    (My real name is John but Jack'll do)
  • Wil DavisWil Davis Thaumaturgist… Posts: 1,692Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    Nice pictures of a very unusual car; v. impressed that it was identified so quickly! (9 mins eek7.gif ) thumb.gif

    Apart from removing idents & things, any other PP-ing?

    Thanks for sharing!

    - Wil
    "…………………" - Marcel Marceau
  • rwellsrwells Let the shootin' begin... Posts: 6,084Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    Jack,

    Beautiful car & captures thumb.gif


    My dad (who just turned 82 this week) worked in that plant when he was a young man. His job was to drive the cars as they came out of the end of the assembly line to the parking lot. He told me that they went out of business because they were too far ahead of their time. Also said that the cars "ran like the dickens".


    Thanks for posting these. I'm going to try and show them to my dad.
    Randy
  • Jack'll doJack'll do Major grins Posts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    kdog wrote:
    Amazing car, and very well captured at that. thumb.gif

    -joel

    Thanks joel
    Appreciate the comment.

    Jack
    (My real name is John but Jack'll do)
  • Jack'll doJack'll do Major grins Posts: 2,977Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    Azzaro wrote:
    Hi Jack......GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK POSTING....

    Nice set of pictures ....... With a price tag of 3,800 dollars that would be a years wages for the average guy back than......thumb.gif azzaro

    Thanks Azzaro...good to be back!
    Yup that was well beyond the reach of my family. Dad had a '54 Chevy Belaire back then.

    Jack
    (My real name is John but Jack'll do)
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Posts: 5,928Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    Hey Jack,

    I'm glad to see that we've got some other car savvy folks on board. Beautiful job on capturing this beauty.

    The best news on this thread is that you're back. We've missed you and been a little worried. Welcome home.

    Your friend,

    Tom
    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • eL eSs VeeeL eSs Vee Beside himself. Posts: 1,243Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 12, 2009
    Welcome back, Jack!

    Fine images of a fine Kaiser! By the way, that's another Kaiser parked directly behind it: the one with the "eyebrow" windshield, of which you only see half.

    Nice work! thumb.gif
    Lee
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