Kaiser Motor Corporation



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October 11, 2006:

I re-worked the
Home page a little bt.  I wanted the
TimeLine and Library to be accessible at all times.  I am now trying to fill the TimeLine data skeleton out a bit, and have added a Make, Model, Year skeleton that also waits to be filled.

October 7, 2006:

Molly Blue recently completed a tour counting out at over 650 miles in 3 days.  Total altitude change was over 20,000 feet.  She ran like a champ and never even got hot.

Recently acquired was a shipment of 15 sales brochures ranging from 1955 to 1976.  These items will be added to the Open Library Project as time permits.

Another recent acquisition was the "American Motors Performance Engine Book", edited by Dick Datson.  Lots of tips on all series of AMC engines...

September 19, 2006:

The Route 66 Rambler "Open Library Project"  is underway.  Over 30 sales brochures, more than 20 ads, and various magazine articles and other items are now available for your perusal.

September 14, 2006:

 Route 66 Rambler is now  online.  Lots of work to be done yet...

1949 Kaiser and Frazer Brochure

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Kaiser Motor Corporation


After World War Two, shipbuilder and manufacturing icon Henry J. Kaiser decided to turn his attention to automobiles.

He and automotive insider Joseph Frazer announced a partnership in 1945.

The early designs of the car were very innovative, and explored front wheel drive, as well as the unit-body construction as pioneered by Nash with its 600 series.

They began production on the 1947 models late in 1946, leasing the Willow Run bomber plant owned by Ford.

By the time the partners had reached production, harsh realities had to be faced, and both the Kaiser and the Frazer were essentially identical except for trim differences.
The Kaiser would fill the volume mid-price slot, while the Frazer would be marketed to an upscale demand. Initial production was brisk, and for a few years the cars were very popular.

Sales began to fall off as the Big 3 and the large independents came back into the post-war picture, and by 1953, insufficient funding was in place to produce a new body design.

, the company went to
Willys Overland in a buyout to produce Kaiser-Willys Jeep.

At this time the company ceased passenger-car production in the United States, and from 1955 to the purchase by American Motors Corporation in 1970, concentrated solely on truck-based models, with the Jeep line.

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