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Advertised as "The Pride of Willow Run," the 1951 Frazer Manhattans were made by the Kaiser-Frazer Corporation of Willow Run, Michigan. Both Kaiser and Frazer body styles were similar from 1947 to 1950, but the 1951 Frazer had a distinctive styling difference.
The luxury model Frazer Manhattan set new industry standards in coordination of color and fabric. Introduced as Americaīs only four-door convertible, the Manhattanīs top was fully automatic.
The stylish front end employed functional, not just ornamental design. The airfoil type grille, plus two large airfoil inserts in the center of the main grille, allowed a completely unobstructed flow of air into the radiator from the front and sides. Set in the center of the grille is the Frazer crest, and further enhancing the front end is the charging knight hood ornament. Sculptured wheel openings added a pleasing look to the car plus adding considerable body strength.
As in earlier Frazers, the back seat was located forward of the rear wheels and axle, offering a more comfortable ride. Another Frazer feature which added passenger comfort was the use of multi-coil springs in the construction of the seat cushions.
In 1951, Frazerīs last year, only 131 Frazer Manhattan Convertibles were produced. For 1952, the Manhattan name was transferred to the Kaiser line.
Model: 1951 Frazer Manhattan Convertible Sedan
Manufacturer: Kaiser-Frazer Sales Corp., Willow Run, Michigan
Original Price: $3,075
Engine: 6-cylinder, 115-hp, 226.2-cid
Bore and Stroke: 3-5/16" x 4-3/8"