The 1947-1948 Kaiser Custom was a more luxurious, top-of-the-line model among early Kaisers, and also more desirable now, though built in smaller quantities and not as easily found. Its price premium over the basic Special was largely due to its more plush, color-keyed interior. Exterior trim was much the same on both models, though Customs did carry identifying fender script.

Pluses of the 1947-1948 Kaiser Custom:
  • Very rare
  • Smooth riding road car
  • Significant styling for its time
Minuses of the 1947-1948 Kaiser Custom:
  • Slab-sided design now looks old
  • Engine not known for reliability
  • Interior restoration expensive
Production of the 1947-1948 Kaiser Custom:
  • 1947: 5,412
  • 1948: 1,263
Specifications of the 1947-1948 Kaiser Custom:
Wheelbase, inches: 123.5
Length, inches: 203.0
Weight, pounds: 3,295
Price, new: $2,456-2,466 (U.S.)


Engines for the 1947-1948 Kaiser Custom:


Type Size
Horsepower
Years
sv I-6
226.2 cc
100/112 1947-1948

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