YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, December 10, 2011
The brochure called the 1951 Henry J “The most important new car in America.” Apparently not much of America read the brochure, as the Henry J tanked. Kaiser put a ton of money into developing the “smart, tough, thrifty” Henry J instead of developing a V-8 for its full-sized line, which also was hitting the skids. The Henry J’s biggest problem was its price. And its styling. Its two biggest problems were it price and its styling. And its lack of creature comforts. It’s three biggest… okay, you get the picture. For mere pocket change over the price of a Henry J you could get a full sized Chevy or Ford. And that’s what people did. Today the Henry J is nothing more than a curiosity in American automotive history. You can read the whole brochure here.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know