The Truth About Cars » 1952 Kaiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:04:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » 1952 Kaiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1952 Kaiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1952-kaiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1952-kaiser/#comments Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453035 After checking out a bullet-riddled ’91 Mitsubishi Galant yesterday, I think it’s time to return to the inmates of the Brain Melting Colorado Yard that I visited on the Fourth of July. We’ve seen the ’48 Pontiac hearse, the ’75 Plymouth Road Runner, and the ’76 AMC Matador Barcelona so far, and today we’re going […]

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After checking out a bullet-riddled ’91 Mitsubishi Galant yesterday, I think it’s time to return to the inmates of the Brain Melting Colorado Yard that I visited on the Fourth of July. We’ve seen the ’48 Pontiac hearse, the ’75 Plymouth Road Runner, and the ’76 AMC Matador Barcelona so far, and today we’re going to admire a car that I’m dangerously tempted to buy for myself.
This is the greatest speedometer I’ve ever seen. Check out that font on the numerals!
All the emblems are gone, as is most of the trim, so I can’t say whether this is a Deluxe or a Manhattan (my Kaiser knowledge is spotty, but I think the low-end ’52 Virginian had a different grille).
The presence of a factory radio and automatic transmission suggests that this may be a high-rollin’ Manhattan. Kaiser-Frazer was taking a beating from the Detroit Big Three by 1952; the company’s rise and fall is chronicled in great detail by this excellent Ate Up With Motor piece.
Does this car have snakeskin door panels? How can I resist?
Pre-PRNDL automatic shifters are always interesting. This car has everything! Sorry, I couldn’t get the hood latch open, so no engine photos.

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