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1949 FRAZER MANHATTAN - OUTSTANDING POST WAR CAR

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Published on Jan 2, 2010

KAISER-FRAZER CORP. WAS FOUNDED IN JULY OF 1945. BOTH CARS, KAISERS AND FRAZERS, WERE PRODUCED AT THE FORMER WILLOW RUN BOMBER FACTORY NEAR DETROIT. FRAZIERS INITIALLY WERE A 4 DOOR SEDAN THAT BROUGHT TO THE PUBLIC ONE OF THE LARGEST INTERIOR PASSENGER SPACE. FRAZER'S POWERPLANTS WERE A 6 CYL. ENGINE, AN OFFSPRING FROM CONTINENTAL INDUSTRIAL ENGINES. THESE ENGINES WERE A 226 CID, 115 BHP. TRANNYS WERE 3 SPD. MANUALS WITH NO AUTOMATICS OFFERED TILL '51. THE WHEELBASE IS 123.5 INCHES. THE DESIGN OF THE FRAZER WAS A REFRESHING DESIGN COMPARED TO OTHER CAR PRODUCERS HAVING NO SIDE TRIM TO SPEAK, SLAB SIDES, AND A MODEST GRILL. BY 1949 FRAZER SALES WERE DISAPPOINTING WITH ONLY 10,183 BUILT. CONVERTIBLE MODELS ONLY SOLD 70 UNITS AND THE MANHATTAN SEDAN WAS STILL THE MAINSTAY COSTING $ 2,595. FRAZERS WERE 18TH PLACE IN SALES FOR 1949 -KAISERS IN 16TH. VIEW THIS EXCELLENT AND RARE FRAZER WITH IT'S HUGE AND LUXURIOUS PASSENGER CABIN. THERE ARE VENT WINDOWS FRONT AND BACK AND BOTH FRONT AND BACK SEATS HAVE FOLD-DOWN ARM RESTS. THE DASH IS DAZZLING WITH IT'S CHROME TRIM AND DUAL OPTIONAL SPOTLIGHT. THIS JEWEL FINISHED IN BLADE GREEN POLY OVER OCEAN SPRAY GREEN POLY IS A ATTRACTIVE 2-TONE COMBINATION. FRAZERS AND KAISERS WERE A GREAT RESPONSE TO THE POST-WAR CRAVING FOR PRIVATE AUTOMOBILES AND THIS '49 FRAZER IS A GREAT AND RARE RESTORATION OF A GREAT BUT BRIEF CAR MAKE.

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