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1953 Kaiser Manhattan 17 Year Restoration

53 Manhattan front
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This 1953 Manhattan was built in Rotterdam, Holland. It was meticulously restored over a 17 year period by member Mano Forsman of Sweden. Mano started with a real junker that no U. S. member would have ever considered as a restoration candidate. The story of the restoration was published in the Quarterly in Volume 22 Number 3 in 1986. The project was finally completed in 1993.
The car now resides in a museum in Germany. Mano's children worked with him on the project and his son Henric now has his own shop in Sweden. One of his projects was featured in the Quarterly Volume 34 Number 3. 53 Manhattan rear
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