Founder of Hatboro’s Manncorp Most Prized Possession is a 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Among His 60 Cars

1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88
Images via Henry Mann.
Henry Mann's 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88

Henry Mann, a Huntingdon Valley resident and founder of Hatboro-based Manncorp, owns many cars, but his most prized possession is still a 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, like the one he used to drive to high school decades ago, writes A.J. Baime for The Wall Street Journal.

A good part of his extensive collection is tied to events related to his family.

Henry’s original Oldsmobile.

The 1935 Buick reminds him of the time his parents emigrated from Germany to America. His father worked in California when they learned Mann’s grandparents would arrive on a boat to Philadelphia.

His parents drove across the country in a 1935 Buick, just like the one he owns today.

Mann grew up in a Philadelphia housing project.

The first car that his father let him get behind the wheel of was a 1941 DeSoto. Today, a 1941 DeSoto is also a part of his collection.

However, not all of his cars are linked to the past.

“Today, I have over 60 cars,” he said. “I love speed and technology, so many of my cars are new European and American sports cars.”

Read more about Henry Mann of Mannscorp and his most prized possession, a 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, in The Wall Street Journal.


Check out all of Henry Mann’s cars in this fun video: