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John Merritt
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1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Cabriolet - Automodello, LE #89 of 299, Champagne White

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John Merritt
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john barry
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beautifully shot.......a VERY sharp car 


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Rich Sufficool
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I love the different display options on these Darrins.

yellow Kaiser Darrin 001
yellow Kaiser Darrin 004
yellow Kaiser Darrin 015

 


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Jack Dodds
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This is one car that, try as I might, I just cannot warm up to.  I think it's the nose/grille that detracts for me.


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Jack I have always had a problem with that nose/grill myself but I love my models of this car in both 1/43 and 1/24 scale. As Rich says the display options are terrific.


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John Merritt
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I like the style of the front end-very distinctive. These are such fantastic cars, I love seeing them at car shows and museums. It amazes me how many times this scenario played out in the auto industry. Beautifully styled cars released as a company gasps for survival. Kaiser with the Darrin, Studebaker with the Avanti, Auburn with the Speedster and many others. 

I think the models are amazing, I bought the Champagne White 1st because it is my favorite color for this car, I figured I'd only be able to afford one of them at the time. Good fortune later allowed me to get my 2nd favorite color, Red Sail. So I have those two, would've loved the other three, but I never seen a 1:1 in person in those colors, so I am good with the ones I have.

John Merritt
South Lyon, Michigan - USA


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Evan Morgan
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Nice group of photos, John.


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John Bono
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For the pocket doors. Great pics of course.


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@jack-dodds 

I like the style of the front end-very distinctive. These are such fantastic cars, I love seeing them at car shows and museums. It amazes me how many times this scenario played out in the auto industry. Beautifully styled cars released as a company gasps for survival. Kaiser with the Darrin, Studebaker with the Avanti, Auburn with the Speedster and many others. 

I think the models are amazing, I bought the Champagne White 1st because it is my favorite color for this car, I figured I'd only be able to afford one of them at the time. Good fortune later allowed me to get my 2nd favorite color, Red Sail. So I have those two, would've loved the other three, but I never seen a 1:1 in person in those colors, so I am good with the ones I have.

I must add though.....although the Darrin doesn't appeal to me I would still love to see one at a car show; simply because they are so rare and different.


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