Autos: Holy Toledo!

Back in the 1950s, Steelman Henry J. Kaiser put out a funny little car known as the Henry J. It was a fiasco that is still vividly recalled by Henry J.'s son Edgar, 58, who shudders: "I don't want that to happen again." To make sure that it wouldn't, the Kaisers have since confined their automaking to one of the most durable vehicles ever produced: the limited-appeal Jeep. Now, Kaiser Jeep Corp. is cautiously looking to bigger markets. This month it unveils a jazzy new line that Edgar, as president of the parent Kaiser Industries Corp., hopes will put...

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