Saturday, April 02, 2011
In town for the Good Guys Del Mar Nats, this Kaiser Manhatten is a head turner... there aren't any in San Diego.
All original looking besides the rims, and the ghost flames are too faint to see from this distance, but I overheard people saying that they thought the headlights were from a Buick, and they aren't. The owner has had people speculate that it's a 4 door that has been made into a 2 door, it isn't. The cab and roofline look over large for the body, but it's the difference that the Kaiser company thought would set it apart from the dozens of other car copmanies in the 1950's.I took a full gallery of photos of it at the Good Guys Del Mar Nats: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011/04/kaiser-manhatten-rest-of-gallery.html
I'm not going to give up til I do at least as good at Tere: http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/04/im-still-trying-to-get-photo-of-this.html
Above is one of the side streets, not the main drag. Below is the duece donation grill
Tweety bird mudflaps.. yikes.
great shifter, it's in a 50's Dodge Sierra
Hudson Terraplane dash and speedometer instrument gauge, unique in being in the center of the top of the dash
good looking design
This is the look of the grill before the terrible decision to go with square headlight buckets design of the 1966 Sports Coupe... I love these