The 1949-1950 Kaiser Special Traveler is a basic version of the DeLuxe Vagabond, more affordable for collectors, and possibly just the thing for your flea marketing. It sold in reasonable numbers when new, and offered station wagon-style cargo carrying flexibility. Though it looked just like a conventional Kaiser sedan, it had rear double-hatch doors and a flip-down back seat that opened up to give an impressive nine-foot load platform.

1949-1950 Kaiser Special Traveler
1949 Kaiser Special Traveler utility sedan.
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Pluses of the 1949-1950 Kaiser Special Traveler:
  • More available and affordable than the Vagabond
  • Unique body styles
  • Good quality
  • Lots of color inside and out
Minuses of the 1949-1950 Kaiser Special Traveler:
  • Lacks Milestone status
  • Lower appreciation than a Vagabond
  • Underpowered
  • Under-braked
  • Clumsy handling
  • Thirstier than earlier Kaisers
  • Severely rust-prone
Production of the 1949-1950 Kaiser Special Traveler:
22,000 (est.)


Specifications of the 1949-1950 Kaiser Special Traveler:
Wheelbase, inches
: 123.5
Length, inches
: 206.5
Weight, pounds
: 3,456
Price, new
: $2,088 (U.S.)


Engines for the 1949-1950 Kaiser Special Traveler:

Type Size
Horsepower
Years
sv I-6
226.2 cc
100 1949-1950

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