The Henry J.

alleyyooper

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The Henry J was interduced in at a auto show in 1950 put on sale to thre public as a 1951 model in September.
it sold for $1299. because of goverment funding used to build it and part of the finace deal.
They were able to sell at that price do to what many considered standered things. No glove box No trunk.
115,000 were sold from 1951 thru 1954.
After 3 years of negations sears started selling the rebadged Alstate 2.300 Alstates were sold from 1952 thru 1953.
They had upgraded interior and i also believe they had a glove box and trunk lid.

A Henry J.


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alleyyooper

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This one started life as a Alstate.
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This one started life as a true 1951 Henry J.
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Another 1951.
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About 1966 I saw a Henery J very nice condition and a 1961 Ford star liner at a used car lot I drooled over for a good bit.
I wasn't making much money then so wasnever able to do more than drool any way.

Been to a bunch of car shows and have yet to see a true 61 star liner.


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