The 1951 Henry J Standard was the four-cylinder running mate to the Henry J DeLuxe, intended for the bottom end of the market. The two models were very similar except for the engine, which sacrificed performance for remarkable fuel economy (up to 35 mpg when driven conservatively).

1951 Henry J Standard fastback coupe, the bottem end of the Henry J model lineup
1951 Henry J Standard fastback coupe.  See more pictures of 1950s cars.

­Pluses of the 1951 Henry J Standard:

  • Mileage
  • Easy on the collector's budget
  • Surprising performance and handling
  • Reliable engine
  • Low operating costs

Minuses of the 1951 Henry J Standard:

  • Underpowered
  • Heavy steering
  • Choppy ride
  • Low-buck finish inside and out
  • Rust-prone
  • Dumpy styling

Production of the 1951 Henry J Standard:
38,500 (estimated)

Specifications of the 1951 Henry J Standard:
Wheelbase, inches: 100.0
Length, inches: 174.5
Weight, pounds: 2,293
Price, new: $1,363

Engines for the 1951 Henry J Standard:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
sv I-4134.2 cid
68
1951

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