The 1952 Henry J Vagabond was an interim version of Kaiser's compact, actually a leftover '51 fitted with a "continental" outside spare tire and a slightly upgraded interior. The Vagabond was available with both four- and six-cylinder engines, and it was identified by appropriate front fender script.

1952 Henry J Vagabond fastback coupe, a slightly upgraded version of a '51 Henry J model
1952 Henry J Vagabond fastback coupe.  See more pictures of 1950s cars.

Pluses of the 1952 Henry J Vagabond:

  • The outside spare did a little for the dumpy looks
  • Others as for Henry J's 1951 models

Minuses of the 1952 Henry J Vagabond:

  • Otherwise, it was the same package
  • Others as for Henry J's 1951 models

Production of the 1952 Henry J Vagabond:
7,017

Specifications of the 1952 Henry J Vagabond:
Wheelbase, inches: 100.0
Length, inches: 179.4
Weight, pounds: 2,365-2,385
Price, new: $1,407-$1,552

Engines for the 1952 Henry J Vagabond:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
sv I-4134.2 cid
68 1952
sv I-6 161 cid
80 1952

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