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Old 09-23-2012, 09:30 PM
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Ok John, how did you know that! Did you really know what an Allstate was?

Bonus question, where were they sold?

I actually had a Kaiser dealership not a thousand feet from where I am sitting right now. I'll post a photo of it from then.

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Here's that Kaiser Dealership. It's in the left side of the photo to the left of the side street. Out front it was a Richmond gas station and the dealership was behind the gas station in the building. This photo was taken Jan 12th 1951. The building to the lower right at this time was Adam's Ford. I have a calendar from TownShip Autoparts (a NAPA store) which later occupied the spot from 1958 in my garage.

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Old 09-24-2012, 08:28 AM
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But who sold the Allstates? They were serviced at that Kaiser dealership near my home, but who sold them?

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That car is a 52 Allstate sold by Sears. Allstate's' were actually a little better equipped Kaiser Henry J. Different front grill with two bars instead of one, emblems and better interior. In the late 50's early 60's Montgomery Ward also sold a car. If I remember right it was basically a English Singer. To boost sales of their Henry J, Kaiser built the Allstate for Sears. Both Sears and Monkey Ward sold cars at the turn of the century. Sears a gasser, Wards a electric car.
At Wards, the 50's/60's cars you could either buy them or rent them. Sears later got into the car rental businss with Budget. One difference with the Allstate from the Henry J was Allstates came equipped only with Allstate Tires. Sear's brand.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:49 AM
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You are right BB but it's still John's floor.

A friend of my brother bought a new "Riverside" motorcycle from MonkeyWards back around 68. I think it was a "Mojavi" brand English bike as I remember.

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Yep it sure is Johns turn. I remember seeing the Singers at Monkey Wards. Especially a Baby ***** Brown Convertable. I think they sold for $1295. I seem to remember it being one the window of the automotive dept.
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Ok John, how did you know that! Did you really know what an Allstate was?

Bonus question, where were they sold?

I actually had a Kaiser dealership not a thousand feet from where I am sitting right now. I'll post a photo of it from then.

Brian
I am an old guy remember? My brother hauled my butt to school on the back of an Allstate motor scooter (Vespa).

Give me just a minute to think of a question and I will post

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What made the Cushman RoadKing more desirable than it's sister model.

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I know very little about Cushmans but I am going to toss out there, electric start?

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Good logical guess but no. Hope the scooter question isn't out of line. I thought every car guy wanted a scooter when he was a kid. Remember, I am an old guy

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As I remember the Road King was the top of the line Scooter for Cushman. I think it had a larger displacement engine and a real transmission rather than a centrifugal clutch. They went faster. I use to get rides on the back of my friends father Lobster Tail. The Cushman I used to like was the three wheeler with the box up front. Now you got me going to Ebay! BB
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Back fron Ebay. there is almost 1600 Cushman items there! Did you know Cushman made this? I sure didn't!
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Cushman was HUGE they made all kinds of things. At the Goodguys in the building with the mini bikes and such there are always a bunch of them that will surprise you. It was a heck of a company.

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Hey John ! Was your brother's Vespa like this one?
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Not exactly BB. You are correct about the RodKing. Mine was an old 1948 Slant back and I thought I was on top of the world because it had a clutch pedal and 2 speed tranny.

Your up BB.
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