Born : March 1 1925
Deceased : October 12 1999
Biography Gert Kaiser
Gert Gustav Kaiser was born March 1, 1925 in Berlin. His father was a dentist, and his mother family had serious interests in industry and agriculture. Because of his jewish background, Gert Kaiser moved to in 1939. The atmosphere in Germany had completely changed and the family started feeling rather uncomfortable and unsafe. His father is told to have enrolled in the French army, his mother managed to to get Gert Kaiser to Stockholm, Sweden with the help of some closed friends.
At the age of 14 Gert Kaiser took the education of a pastry chef. However his interest in speed, more particular in cars and boats seemed to win. In the late 1940’s Gert Kaiser established a car dealership in Stockholm. This was the beginning of Kaiser Cars, that still exists. Ithe 50’s Gert Kaiser began buying and selling Porsches. That, combined with his need for speed, he started racing them too. During his racing career he used to race a Porsche 356 Super and the well known blue-yellow Porsche 550 Spyder, that later ended up in the State-of-Art Collection. Recently the car moved back to a Swedisch collector. With this car Gert Kaiser finished 7nd at the 1955 GP of Sweden. The same race Richard von Frankenberg ended 3rd. They learned to know each other closer at that race, and become close friends.
During the 70’s and 80’s Gert Kaiser remained very active in the Porsche world, and visited the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen many times. Often he had a personal contact with Ferry Porsche, whom he considered a friend. Gert Kaiser even went to the 75th birthday party of Ferry Porsche, where the latter received the one-off Porsche 928 that now resides in the Porsche museum. That same car was presented to the public at the 2017 Retromobile in Paris.
His son Staffan Kaiser now runs the Kaiser Car business in Sweden. The 3 other sons, Peter Kaiser, Thomas Kaiser and Crister Kaiser all have a strong interest in Porsche too.