1951 Henry J Barn Find Gasser???

1951 Other Makes Henry J coup

Condition: Used
Make: Other Makes
Model: Henry J
SubModel: coup
Type: Coupe
Trim: 514 deluxe
Year: 1951
Mileage: 34,200
Color: Blue
Engine: Deluxe 6 cyl
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Description for Other Makes Henry J 1951

51 Henry J Deluxe,It's been sitting parked since 1955.It has it's original paint, tires, I believe everything is actually what it had from the factory including the spare and battery!!Has 34*** miles on it. Factory 514 model deluxe with the 6 cyl supersonic engine and a 3spd transmission. The previous owner was going to convert it to 12 volt and get it running again, (25 years ago), so it's missing the alternator and starter. The engine does turn over and has compression so with the starter and alternator I'd think it would fire up.Has a clean title purchased brand new and issued in 1950. It was financed and paid off in 1952 (bank stamp releasing the lein).
It has rust from sitting.See the pictures.I'd say it needs front floors, but they may be able to be patched. The inner rockers are bad, and has some rust on the tops of the rear quarters.Other than the starter and alt the only thing I see missing are the keys, air cleaner, and three of the deluxe hubcaps.The door side windows are also cracked.
It has all of its original "alligator skin" interior and I haven't seen one with the seat covers this has but they are alligator with cloth striped centers that have clear plastic covers over the cloth.
Also with it is a letter from the previous owners child who found the car and the history they obtained from their family about why the car was parked. "In 1955 the seat back broke and it was put in the garage and never driven again."Not only the original issued title with this letter, but also is the last registration from 1955.Then another incredible piece of documentation is the original bill of sale from the dealership with the added options of the wide white wall tires which are still on it and undercoating plus the extra receipt for those. Also two order forms from keisler for options you wanted to add to your car when purchasing it.
This is a super neat car, and from what I've found the 514 model is rare! I've also found they got 30-35 mpg from these cars back then.
This would make an awesome restoration project, hot rod, cruiser, race car, drag car, street machine, pro street, rat rod, or Gasser!!!Just swap out the straight 6 and put in a small or big block Chevy, Ford, Chrysler, Pontiac, olds, Buick, or Cadillac power plant depending on your preference, add a straight axle, and have fun!!!
Due to it being for sale locally I reserve the right to end the autumn at any time.
Any questions please ask.
I also can show the car to anyone interested so they can see it in person.
There is no reserve so bid to own it!
Check my other auctions for cool vintage racing stuff.

On Aug-06-16 at 06:49:18 PDT, seller added the following information:

I was informed the interior fabric is not called alligator. They called it Dragon vinyl.Also, I bought the car with the intentions of making a gasser out of it but can't find it in me to cut up such a rare and original car with such cool history and documentation.