skip to main content skip to footer

Taxi Cab

Old fashioned yellow taxi cab with Uptown Cafe branding on the side

Take A Walk Back In Time

Bring Back The Memories

Our little yellow taxi is a 1953 Henry J. Kaiser. The “Henry J” was manufactured from 1951 to 1954. It was also sold as an “Allstate” through the Sears and Roebuck catalogue.

It has a box section frame with a coil-spring independent front suspension and a live rear axle. It is powered with a 4 cylinder L-Head Willie’s Jeepster engine. One of Henry J’s selling points was it’s unique heart-shaped rear window that would pop out if the car impacted something with more than 35lb. force.

The Kaiser-Frazer Company borrowed $44 million from the US Government to begin their first mass assembly automobile factory. They made a deal to adapt factories from government buildings that were used in W.W.II. 

There were only 120,000 Henry J’s produced.