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. This time, the Dragon was a separate model, not a trim option. These cars were upscale, and had many high-end standard features, such as an electric clock, a radio, 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), and hood ornament, plus power steering and padding in the glove box. They only came in four-door sedans. Front leg room was 45.1 inches (1,150 mm), with real leg room at 39.5 inches. Unfortunately, these cars were expensive for the time at $3,924 ( a comparable 1953 Buick Roadmaster cost $3,358 and came with Buick’s 188 hp 322CID V8, vs. the Dragon’s 118 hp I6). Also, 0-60 mph time was a slow 15 seconds. Only 1,277 were sold.
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