1953 Kaiser Dragon

1953 Kaiser Dragon

This is actually one of my favorite cars, its so unique and yet so kitsch and the color is just amazing. Description that follows is courtesy of Wikipedia:

The Kaiser Dragon was a trim option and later a model of car produced by the American Kaiser automotive company. The name, Dragon, came from the vinyl upholstery claimed to resemble dragon skin. After a year of no Dragons, the 1953 Kaiser Dragon was introduced on Oct. 31, 1952.[7] This time, the Dragon was a separate model, not a trim option.[1][7] These cars were upscale, and had many high-end standard features, such as an electric clock, a radio,[1] a heater, windshield wipers, a vinyl top that resembled bamboo, 14-carat gold plated hood and fender nameplates, interior trim(including a nameplate on the glove box door that was personalized with the owner’s name),[2][7] and hood ornament, plus power steering[1] and padding in the glove box. They only came in four-door sedans.[1][2] Front leg room was 45.1 inches (1,150 mm), with real leg room at 39.5 inches.[1] Unfortunately, these cars were expensive for the time at $3,924[1] ( a comparable 1953 Buick Roadmaster cost $3,358 and came with Buick’s 188 hp 322CID V8, vs. the Dragon’s 118 hp[2] I6). Also, 0-60 mph time was a slow 15 seconds.[7] Only 1,277 were sold.

Posted by Angelajohnston2013 on 2013-10-14 07:49:51

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