1954 Kaiser Special sedan. See more pictures of 1950s cars.
Both Specials are desirable today because so few were made. Of the two, the early ones are preferred for their more "classic" cabin appointments and the famous "bambu" vinyl, plus easier handling and steering. Both Specials were offered in two- and four-door sedan form; the two-door is much rarer (one for every six four-doors), and now command a small price premium.
Pluses of the 1954 Kaiser Special:
- Less costly than the 1954 Manhattan
- Early Special's interior and Early handling ease
- Later Special's rather plain trim
- No supercharger means lack of interest value (but a more reliable engine)
Early: 3,500; late: 929
Specifications of the 1954 Kaiser Special:
Wheelbase, inches: 118.5
Length, inches: 215.6
Weight, pounds: 3,235-3,305
Price, new: $2,334-2,389 (U.S.)
Engines for the 1954 Kaiser Special:
Type Size Horsepower Years sv I-6 226.2 cc 118 1954
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