SUPER COOL FRAZER TAXI, STILL HAS A TAXI MEETING, FOLD DOWN REAR SEAT, NEAT!
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|Trim:||1951 Frazer Vagabond Taxi|
|Engine:||226 CI I6|
1951 Other Makes 1951 Frazer Vagabond Taxi
Attention Kaiser Frazer fans. Here is a rare and unique Vagabond Taxi which has been refreshed on the outside but is oh so sweetly original on the inside. It comes complete with its super-cool Viking Taxi meter and with the story of its life told by the originality of the interior and it's evidence from its years of service.
The car has been resprayed in Executive Green and has lots of chrome up front. A big bumper underlines the look with yellow driving lights and marker lights just above it. The grill is a massive piece of chrome with a nose on it that contains the Fazer coat of arms, with a rocket like hood ornament above it. There is a yellow Taxi light on the roof, and a black and white checkered stripe that wraps around the car. A Checker Cab Co. sign with a phone number is on the front door and a rate sign is on the back door. Uniquely, the driver's side rear door does not open on the taxi version. It sits on wide white wall tires. Out back, it has a split trunk with a bottom half that opens like a tailgate and is lined with wood to make it easy to slide luggage in and out, and a top half that is hinged at the Top of the rear window! Closed, it looks like any other 4-door sedan. Open it looks awesome!
Inside this car, that wood on the floor of the trunk is in really nice shape. Wood continues up the rear of the back seat which can be folded down to create a cavernous cargo area. Now open the door and get ready for the well-worn interior of a working car. The door panel is tattered around the edges and has some stitching coming loose. The front seat is really not that bad with a little rip or two, but then your eyes will very quickly go to the vintage Taxi meter mounted to the dashboard. Its got a big 'ol "Vacant" flag that is visible while it is up from the outside of the car, and mechanical counters across the top and down the side that click off fare and mileage. The steering wheel is a bit fragile, with the plastic breaking down and cracked in several areas, but hey, its been there earning its keep since the car was built, so deserves some respect. The dash, gauges, and control knobs are in pretty good shape with just some minor pitting to them.
Powering this workhorse is the "Continental Red Seal 226 cubic inch "Supersonic" L-head six-cylinder engine". Back in the day, this engine made an impressive 100+ horsepower. It looks completely stock and doesn't appear much has changed over the years. That power would be sent back through a 3-speed manual transmission to a solid axle on leaf springs. The front suspension is a control arm set-up with huge coil springs holding up all that steel and chrome. The wide white wall 15" tires look like they were new in the 1970s, so will need a refresh too.
A unique car built during the last year of Frazer production, and an interesting part of automotive history. It's looking for someone who appreciates what it is, warts and all. Would that be you?