Facts & Figures, Jan. 17, 1949

Willow Runs Slower. At Willow Run this week, four new lines of Kaiser-Frazer cars (a taxi, four-door convertible, "hardtop convertible," and "utility sedan") were rolled out in an atmosphere of deep gloom. Since early fall K-F had had to cut production from 800 cars a day to a current 675. It was seriously thinking about cutting back still more to 400 cars a day. Henry and Joe blamed the cutback on the Government's Regulation W under which car buyers must pay at least one-third down and the rest in no more than 18...

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