1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Cabriolet in Champagne White Resin Model

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Automodello 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161 Cabriolet in White Model in 1:24 Scale by Autom diecast car
  • Year: 1954
  • Brand: Automodello
  • Make: Kaiser
  • Code: AM24-KAI-DAR
  • Model: Darrin 161 Cabriolet in White Model in 1:24 S…
  • Scale: 1:24
  • Color: White
  • Note: LE of 299 Pieces. Comes with 2 removable drivers side doors that fit nicely.

This is the latest 1:24th scale model excellence coming from the Automodello collaboration of Jim Cowen and Raffi Minasian. It is the iconic, ahead-of-its-time sports car, designed by Howard Darrin and built by Kaiser Motors. Conceived and built at a time when Detroit was answering the call of the American public to give them a sports car like those being imported from post-WWII Europe.

Corvette debuted in 1953 and the Thunderbird rolled out for the 1955 model year. In between those two years Henry J. Kaiser and “Dutch” Darrin produced this high level two seater with far more innovations. Automodello captures the true flavor, stance and look of that car faithfully.

My initial ‘take’ on the model is that it’s crisp and precise. Each separation line in the hood, doors and trunk is sharp and clean. The interior is flawlessly crafted and meticulously scaled to 1:24th perfection. You’ll fully appreciate the dash with its elegant gauges and knobs as well as the steering wheel with finely detailed metal horn ring. The shifter and door trim and seats themselves carry forward a remarkable air of realism.

Headlights and tail lamps are fashioned precisely, but not to be outdone is the wonderfully applied “Kaiser Darrin” appliques on the trunk and front side fenders. Photo-etched wipers and the tinted windshield header help sell the scale authenticity of the replica and the additional pieces supplied by Automodello put it over the top. We get a two-piece door display system to choose from. You can use the full door; it sits in the recessed front portion of the front fender and mates to the back fender, on the driver’s side, to give the illusion of a closed roadster.

A half-door may be posed in the front fender recess to capture the feel of the car when its innovative pocket door has been opened. Darrin took out a patent on that design in 1946! Automodello also provides both a half-top and full Landau top for your display choice. The texture and interior detail on both is exceptional.

The overall look and accurate integrity of the model is simply outstanding! The Kaiser Darrin comes in four flavors: Enthusiasts Edition of 14 in Robin’s Egg Blue with white interior and white top (Sold Out). There are three Tribute Editions of 54 each, in Red Sail with black interior and black top, Yellow Satin with yellow interior and yellow top, Pine Tint with Green interior and top. And lastly a Limited Edition of 299 in Champagne White with red interior and red top. I can’t wait to see what other car legends Automodello has in store for us!

-Tony F. Perrone

  • Our Price: $299.95
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