Henry J Still remarkable Still inexpensive


Traveling around the Oregon Coast, I happened upon this 1952 restored Henry J [Kaiser-Fraiser] and had to spin the car around to grab a few pictures. Still a remarkable car after all these years. Love the detail in the rear window.

1951 Henry J

Henry J – 1952

More on the car. [Thanks, Wikipedia)

The Henry J was built by the Kaiser-Fraiser Corporation and named after its chairman, Henry J. Kaiser. Production of six-cylinder models began in July 1950, and four-cylinder production started shortly after Labor Day, 1950. The Henry J was the idea of Kaiser, who sought to increase sales of his Kaiser automotive line by adding a car that could be built inexpensively and thus affordable. The goal was to attract “less affluent buyers who could only afford a used car” and the attempt was the Kaiser Frazer, the pioneering American compact car. Continue reading