The 1951 Frazer Standard was the base series in Frazer's last model year, with the same styling as the '51 Manhattan.
The series includes the intriguing Vagabond utility sedan, a carryover of the 1949-50 Kaiser model featuring a double rear hatch and fold-down rear seatback that opened up an enormous load bed. The Vagabond was K-F's halfway solution to the problem of how to offer wagon-like cargo carrying capacity and versatility without the tooling expense for a separate wagon body.
The regular sedan was more luxurious than previous base Frazers, being trimmed to 1949-50 Manhattan levels.
Pluses of the 1951 Frazer Standard:
- Good quality
- Smooth road cars
- Vagabond's versatility, unusual design
Minuses of the 1951 Frazer Standard:
- Debatable styling
- Body parts in short supply
- Same engine drawbacks as other 226-cid K-F models
Production of the 1951 Frazer Standard:
9,931 (including approximately 3,000 Vagabond four-door utility sedans)
Specifications of the 1951 Frazer Standard:
Wheelbase, inches: 123.5
Length, inches: sedan, 211.4; Vagabond, 207.7
Weight, pounds: 3,456-3,556
Price, new: $2,359-$2,999
Engines for the 1951 Frazer Standard:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
| I-6 ||226.2 cid||115 ||1951|
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