1953 Henry J Corsair de Luxe: Kaiser’s Baby

Note: It has come to my attention via my network of loyal spies that a certain perpetually angry blogger likes to give the impression that I continue to write for his slowly submerging, bile-filled, increasingly histrionic site. I do not. I have, in fact, had nothing to do with a certain website since the end of The Year Of Our Lord 2014. Yet he persists in re-running posts I wrote “over there” between 2011-2014, perhaps in a delusional attempt to bring credibility to his site. Or perhaps it is just laziness and incompetence. So! I believe I will be revising and posting some of those right here on the ONLY website I have provided NEW! content for since Christmas 2014: Riverside Green. So sit back, grab a sandwich or your favorite beverage, and enjoy another Klockau Classic, right here on Riverside Green! -TK

Henry J 3

1951 was the year Kaiser-Frazer should have made it. A thoroughly restyled–and beautiful–Kaiser, a facelifted swan-song Frazer, and the all-new compact Henry J meant that Kaiser had spent ample time and money in rejuvenating their lineup. Never again would the company have such a modern and diverse lineup. Unfortunately, Henry Kaiser’s ego – “The Kaisers NEVER retrench!” – was a favorite saying of Mr. Kaiser’s, the lack of a V8 option when V8s were all the rage, and other myriad factors made 1951 the beginning of the end for K-F in the U.S.

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