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1949-1953 Kaiser Traveler and Vagabond


1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 Kaiser Traveler and Vagabond Specifications

While the Traveler and Vagabond wasn't the huge hit Kaiser-Frazer had hoped it would be, it did allow the automaker to put out a new car without undertaking an entire restyle. Find numbers for the weight, price, and production of these cars in the chart below.

ModelWheelbase (inches)
Weight (pounds)
Price
Production
1949-1950 Special Traveler 4d utility sedan
123.5 3,456 $2,088 22,000*
1949-1950 Deluxe Vagabond 4d utility sedan
123.5 3,501 $2,288 4,500*
Total 1949-1950 Traveler/Vagabond


26,500*
1951 Special Traveler 2d utility sedan
118.5 3,210

$2,265

1,000**
1951 Special Traveler 4d utility sedan
118.5 3,270 $2,317 2,500**
1951 Deluxe Traveler 2d utility sedan
118.5 3,285 $2,380 400**
1951 Deluxe Traveler 4d utility sedan
118.5 3,345 $2,433 1,500**
Total 1951 Traveler



5,400**
1952 Virginian Special Traveler 2d utility sedan
118.5 3,210 $2,085
1952 Virginian Special Traveler 4d utility sedan
118.5 3,270 $2,134
1952 Virginian Deluxe Traveler 2d utility sedan
118.5 3,285 $2,192
1952 Virginian Deluxe Traveler 4d utility sedan
118.5 3,345 $2,241
1952 Deluxe Traveler 2d utility sedan
118.5 3,210 $2,590 1,000**
1952 Deluxe Traveler 4d utility sedan
118.5 3,260 $2,643
1952 Manhattan Traveler 2d utility sedan***
118.5 3,290 $2,707
1952 Manhattan Traveler 4d utility sedan***
118.5 3,310 $2,759
1953 Deluxe Traveler 4d utility sedan
118.5 3,315 $2,619 1,000**
1953 Manhattan Traveler 4d utility sedan***
118.5 3,371 $2,755

*Estimated. Approximately 84 percent of total were sold in 1949 and 16 percent were sold in 1950.
**Estimated.
***Announced but probably not built except on special order.

Sources: Encyclopedia of American Cars, by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide®, Publications International, Ltd., 2002; Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975, 2nd ed., John Gunnell editor, Krause Publications, 1987; Kaiser-Frazer: The Last Onslaught on Detroit, by Richard M. Langworth, Princeton Publishing, Inc., 1975.

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