George E. Goodhead, Jr.'s 1951 Henry J

From Kustomrama
Jump to: navigation, search
A photo of George's car and a letter from George was published in Motor Trend July 1956. Photo courtesy of Motor Trend.

1951 Henry J Corsair convertible owned by George E. Goodhead, Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1956 a photo of George's car and a letter from George was published in Motor Trend July 1956. According to the letter, George had cut the roof off the car. After the top had been removed, a 1951 Ford hood was welded and leaded in for a rear deck. A continental frame tire frame was made from Buick bumper arms before the spare tire was covered with an MG metal tire cover. A rear bumper from a 1950 Ford was installed to protect the modified rear end. The windshield and frame on the car was a 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air rear window, and the doors had been cut down to follow the contour of the body and give lines similar to the Jaguar. The front of the car remained stock, except for Cadillac type headlights and removal of the hood ornament. It was completed in a 1955 Chevrolet red and black. The seats and door panels were black and ivory vinyl.[1]

Magazine Features and Appearances

Motor Trend July 1956


Promote your shop, show or business on Kustomrama - This ad space can also be bought to promote cars for sale or to hunt down rare parts you're looking for. Click here for more info...


Did you enjoy this article?

Kustomrama is an online encyclopedia dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars. Our mission is to protect, preserve and share traditional hot rod custom car history from all over the world.

Help us make this article better

If you have additional information, photos, feedback or corrections about George E. Goodhead, Jr.'s 1951 Henry J, please get in touch with Kustomrama at:

This Article Was Made Possible By:

SunTec Auto Glass - Auto Glass Services on Vintage and Classic Cars
Finding a replacement windshield, back or side glass can be a difficult task when restoring your vintage or custom classic car. It doesn't have to be though now with auto glass specialist companies like They can source OEM or OEM-equivalent glass for older makes/models; which will ensure a proper fit every time. Check them out for more details!

Do you want to see your company here? Click here for more info about how you can become a Kustomrama advertiser and supporter.

Personal tools
Please Help Kustomrama
Recommended reading