Built by Kaiser Motors for the 1954 model year, only 435 vehicles were produced. As one of the first American cars developed and built with a fiberglass body and doors, the Kaiser Darrin made its mark in the industry, and can dare say started a movement. Named after Henry J. Kaiser, the head of Kaiser motors, and Howard Darrin, the designer. This american sports car rivaled against other products such as the Ford Thunderbird and the Chevrolet Corvette. Despite its attractive and unique design, the car was unfortunately underpowered. Although it had decent performance, consumers were in search of vehicles which met higher expectations. Yet with so little automobiles produced during its life on the market, this vehicle is few and far in between.