Tag Archives: Kaiser Darrin

America’s First Fiberglass Sports Car Was a Beautiful Failure

Quick: what was America’s first fiberglass sports car? If you just said the Corvette, you would be wrong—but don’t worry, it’s a pretty big misconception (although, you’d be correct if you were assuming the first fiberglass sports car on the market). The Kaiser Darrin 161 hit the scene a year before the Corvette, at…

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Sliding Doors Went From Cars To Minivans

Sliding Doors Went From Cars To Minivans

While the 1954 Kaiser Darrin was the first (low) production car with doors that slid into the front fender wells, the prototype of the design was made in Britain five years earlier.

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