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#1 Harry P.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:13 AM

Remember, don't post any hints or answers here; send me a PM with year, make and model.

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The answer: 1953 Sears Allstate Coupe

#2 SuperStockAndy

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:17 PM

Butt..........:o :o ;) :huh: :blink: :blink:


Was that a "but" but or a "butt" but? :huh: :lol:

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:25 AM

Harry,

This is the first one
I might even have a chance with.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 05:14 PM

Wow !!, a stock one of those ! I'm not sure of the year so I'm not going to guess. But, I don't believe I've ever seen a stock one !

#5 Harry P.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 04:31 AM

The car in the picture is a 1953 Sears Allstate Coupe. Sears sold this car (which was a re-badged Henry J with minor trim and interior changes) in their catalog in 1952 and 1953. Yes, you could actually buy this car out of the Sears catalog! Sales were pretty weak, and Sears got out of the car business after only two years. More info on this particular car here:

http://www.conceptca...tate-Coupe.aspx

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#6 Harry P.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:29 PM

Sorry Harry....This one is a 1952.....the chrome trim around the grill is missing...My grandad had one...1953 with the chrome....

The 1952 Allstate

The Allstate car was sold by Sears. As seen in the above picture, the Allstate is nothing more than a thinly disguised Henry J. The styling changes were done by Alex Tremulis who also worked on the design of the Tucker.

Just as the Henry J, the Allstate was offered in 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder (Deluxe) models and there were no model designations on the cars. Most literature refers to the 6 cylinder model as the Allstate "Deluxe." The Allstate in this photo is not the Deluxe model. Just as the 1951 Henry J 4 cylinder model, the trim moulding on the hood is not chrome and there is no stainless moulding around the windshield (front or rear). The Allstate had its own upholstery, and the cylinder head was stamped "Allstate" instead of "Kaiser Supersonic." Allstates featured a Sears battery, Sears tires, Sear sparkplugs and all accessories such as signal lights, spot light etc. were also Sears issue.

Just as the 1951 Henry J, the 1952 Allstate did not have the tail lights on the fins - they were between the rear fin and the deck lid.

The 1953 Allstate Deluxe

Notice the trim moulding around the hood is chrome and there is stainless steel moulding around the windshield on the deluxe Allstates. The 1953 model is different in that the tail lights are now up on the fins, just as the 1952 -54 Henry J Corsair and Corsair Deluxe models.

http://home.comcast....id/hjmodels.htm

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Both the 1952 and 1953 had chrome grille surrounds (or not)... depending on the model.

http://www.cartype.c..._allstate__1953

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 06:38 AM

I did know it was sold by Sears, but the name "Allstate" escaped me. Plus I had no idea of the year. Bummer!