The 1952-1954 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe was an attempt to improve the Henry J's sales appeal. This model was marked externally by a full-width grille and taillamps set into the tips of the little rear fender fins. Interiors became a bit less spartan, the dash was revised slightly, and prices were higher, though they were reduced a little as time went on.

1953 Henry J Corsair Deluxe fastback coupe, a good-looking car with sprightly performance
1953 Henry J Corsair Deluxe fastback coupe. 
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As with earlier Henry J models, DeLuxe signified the six-cylinder engine. None of this was enough to halt the sales downslide. Total production -- including the four-cylinder versions -- was 23,658, 16,672, and 1,123 for these model years, respectively.

Pluses of the 1952-1954 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe:

  • Better looking (but not much)
  • Improved workmanship
  • Good economy
  • Sprightly performance (0-60 mph in 16 seconds)

Minuses of the 1952-1954 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe:

  • The same dull styling

Production of the 1952 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe:
8,900

Production of the 1953 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe:
8,100

Production of the 1954 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe:
300

Specifications of the 1952-1954 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe:
Wheelbase, inches: 100.0
Length, inches: 181.5
Weight, pounds: 2,405-2,455
Price, new: $1,566-$1,664

Engines for the 1952-1954 Henry J Corsair DeLuxe:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
sv I-616180 1952-1954

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