1951 Other Makes : All Model
Current bid: US $7,100.00
(Reserve not met)
Ends May-29-05 19:45:54 PDT
Item location: Shingle Springs, California
"THE MOST IMPORTANT NEW CAR IN AMERICA"
Touted as "The Most Important New Car in America", the Henry J began its short life in 1951. Originally marketed by the Kaiser/Fraser Corporation, the company's first compact was named after the corporation's founder, Henry J. Kaiser. After Sears Roebuck purchased the rights to the vehicle, they rebadged it as the "AllState" and sold it primarily through their catalog and mostly to the Southern States. By the end of 1953 the car was no longer being manufactured. Some 1100 left over 53s were reserialized and sold as 54s but no cars were built in that year. With the exception of the removal of the front windwings and slight radiusing of the wheel wells, this body is much the same as iit was in 1951. As true rodders used to do, many donor vehicles were used in the construction of this one. Low reserve and quality build make this an exceptional opportunity. I might be open to a trade if it makes sense to me.
Engine: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 cu.in.
Transmission 1968 Pontiac Turbo 400
Rear End: 1964 Falcon Sprint V-8
Front End: 1970 Toyota Pick-Up
Brakes: 1967 Chevrolet Pickup
Front Bumper: 1962 Cadillac - Center Section only
Front Spoiler: 1978 Datsun 240Z
Headlamp Rings: 1957 Ford
Headlamp Buckets: 1963 Nash Rambler
Instrument Panel: 1970 Plymouth Police Cruiser
Heater: 1973 Chevrolet Vega
Seats: 1980 Mazda - Full Reclining
Gas Tank: 1980 Chevrolet Monza V-8 - 20 Gallon
Tail Lamps: 1962 Plymouth
Tail Lamp Buckets: Fabricated from Buick nail head water pump pulleys
Extras: The center of the rear seat folds forward for more cargo space.