1950 kaiser virginian side view

The 1950 Kaiser Virginian could lay claim to being the first production convertible hardtop, but it wasn't quite a true hardtop because the glass post between the doors was fixed.

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1950 Kaiser Virginian Specifications

The 1950 Kaiser Virginian was one of the first hardtop convertibles, and although it barely made it past the production stage, its legacy lived on in the hardtops released by the Ford, Chevrolet and General Motors over the next decade. Check out the 1950 Kaiser Virginian specifications below.


Engine: sidevalve I-6, 226.2 cid (3.31 × 4.38), 112 bhp

Transmission: 3-speed manual; overdrive optional

Suspension, front: independent, coil springs, tube shocks

Suspension, rear: live axle, leaf springs, tube shocks

Brakes: front/rear drums

Wheelbase (in.): 123.5

Weight (lbs): 3,541

Top speed (mph): 90

0-60 mph (sec): 20.0

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