Another example of the cars Hudson dominated NASCAR with, as one of the hottest performing cars in stock car racing. 1954 Hudson Hornet note: The images shown are representations of the 1954 Hudson Hornet and not necessarily vehicles that have been bought or sold at auction. [38] The British company was renamed Hudson Motors Ltd. in 1932.[39]. A 30-gallon gas tank was fabricated, the rear fenders were extended and wrapped slightly to hold Lincoln taillights. [20], Production for the 1955 model year totaled 10,010 four-door sedans and 3,324 Hollywood two-door hardtops.[18]. The news that Hudson was in financial difficulties and had been essentially taken over by Nash-Kelvinator to form American Motors Corporation during the 1954 model year was known by the car-buying public. [20], Along with Nash, the new Hudsons had the widest front seats in the industry. The electric door opening buttons were hidden. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-box-3','ezslot_0',143,'0','0'])); Generally, I shy away from customs. Topping it off was a set of five wire wheels mounted with wide white sidewall tires”. Sorry Mr. Du Charme, I’ll keep my stepdowns the way Frank Spring designed them. World War II interrupted operations and production ceased in 1941. [8], Hudson Hornet 1951 model year production totaled 43,666 units.[9]. "[48] For example, prices on the Club Coupes, the body style used by the winning NASCAR drivers, have greatly appreciated in the last several years where several nicely restored examples have broken the $75K barrier in several cases. Even against period V8 brands. The Hudson Hornet was sold in foreign markets, either exported as complete cars or locally-built from knock-down kits. Hobart, IN. The updated Hornet Brougham convertible, the sole open top body design available from Hudson, was attractive but overpriced at US$3,288 for a six-cylinder car in 1954.[14]. [18] The Hornet Special models were built on a 7-inch (178 mm) shorter and slightly lighter Statesman/Wasp four-door sedan and two-door hardtop platform with Hornet trim. Nevertheless, this 1954 Hudson Hornet custom really caught my attention. Hudson was the first automobile manufacturer to get involved in stock car racing. It’s a terrific update on the step-down design. The mods do zero to improve on the original design. Set an alert to be notified of new listings. 4 vehicles matched Hudson Hornet, 1954 MY This vehicle has a 4 door saloon (sedan) body style with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels. The models were priced the same as Commodore Eight, which was priced from US$2,543 to $3,099. The engine was capable of far more power in the hands of precision tuners, including Marshall Teague, who claimed he could get 112 miles per hour (180.2 km/h) from an AAA- or NASCAR-certified stock Hornet, as well as Hudson engineers who developed "severe usage" options (thinly disguised racing parts). I have finally decided to sell my 1954 Hudson Hornet that has been in the famil [10] four different body designs: two-door club coupe, Hollywood hardtop, Convertible Brougham, and a four-door sedan. At the time it was done, it had to look simplistic and ungainly by comparison. However, Packard's V8 engine was available only during the first half of 1956. Mileage. FILTER. 100% agree! And it seems doubtful that the Harold Du Charme connection, regardless of his social standing, will have much of an impact on value or interest. A total of 35,921 Hornets were produced for 1952, with approximately 2,160 hardtops and 360 convertibles.[9]. The nose makes me think of a car made in Soviet era Russia, using old Packard dies. 1954 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe - Scale Auto Magazine - For building plastic & resin scale model cars, trucks, motorcycles, & dioramas Scale Auto is the leading authority for car modelers. After their retirement, they were replaced by the AMC Matador and the AMC Ambassador police cars. Accelerations, 1/4 mile time and top speed for 1954 Hudson Hornet Six Hollywood overdrive (man. I think it is way over priced. The Piston cup is the film franchise's version of the Winston Cup Series, which changed names several times since its inception. Price Unavailable. :-) :-). A one-off custom can be a difficult car to move. 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The last Hudson branded car left the former Nash-only Kenosha, Wisconsin assembly plant in 1957. eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'barnfinds_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_12',106,'0','0'])); The story, here, is that the previously mention Harold Du Charme, an investor in the Hudson Motor Car Company, was not enthralled with the design of his newly purchased ’54 Hornet “Hollywood”. Instead of paraphrasing the seller’s listing, I’ll repeat his words regarding the modifications that were performed on this car. The 1953 model year brought minor changes to the Hudson Hornet. "[5] Hudson's competitors, using separate body-on-frame designs, could change the look of their models on a yearly basis without expensive chassis alterations"[5] whereas the Hornet's "modern, sophisticated unibody design was expensive to update," so it "was essentially locked in" and "suffered against the planned obsolescence of the Big Three [General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler] automakers. Inquire. Total production of 1957 Hornets was 4,108, split between 3,359 sedans and 749 Hollywood Hardtops.[24]. Oil Filters; Air Filters; Fuel Filters; Transmission Filters; Cabin Air Filters; Brakes. Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson merge and form American Motors Corporation (AMC) with Nash being the senior company Hudson’s get a makeover before the merger is completed thus making these the last true Hudson models (and collectors items), after 1954 they would simply be a Nash with the Hudson label. Although the Hornet's redesign put it on par with its contemporaries in terms of looks and style, it came too late to boost sales. 5 out of 5 stars (256) 256 reviews $ 10.00. Offered By: Gateway Classic Cars Advertiser since 2012. Get a Free Vehicle History Report. 1954 Hudson Hornet Hollywood. They were just B4 my time (born ’52) so know little about them, the co. Chris, Hudson popularity may be explained by (1): They were an underdog back in the 1950’s still using a flathead 6 engine but still competitive with the OHV V-8’s of their era; (2) Their great NASCAR run in the early 1950’s when, in 1951-1953 the Fabulous Hudson Hornets won over 100 NASCAR races: (3) The Movie “Cars” with Paul Newman as the voice of Doc Hudson, the old-school, retired racer (Note Doc Hudson’s exhaust-sounds were from a real Hudson race car of the early 1950 period. 1949 to 1954 Hudson Vehicles for Sale. Tell me, any interest in customs, or are they more interesting as someone else’s entrant at a car show? View Compare. Hudson automobiles continued to be marketed under the Hudson brand name through the 1957 model year. 1954 Hudson Hornet Pictures: See 9 pics for 1954 Hudson Hornet. The traditional Twin H was only 170 hp and is not reinforced. I could be wrong but I’d place this right around the same price as any other Hudson in need of restoration. The modification work performed on this Hudson was commissioned by Detroit society mogul, Harold Du Charme, and its story is interesting. Avg. Filters Reset Done. Seeing as this needs a full restoration; unless you are a retired master bodyman and painter this car will require many times more money to restore than it is currently worth. The Hornet’s standard engine was the 308ci six, fed by a single two-barrel carburetor until 1953 when the Twin-H dual-carb option increased horsepower to 170hp. Following the demise of the Hudson marque, the British company was renamed Rambler Motors (A.M.C.) Cost: $2,980.00 Picture Information. The 1955 Hornet was the cleanest model with a broad eggcrate grille and distinctive two-toning. The floor covering looks like a rubber mat, as opposed to carpeting, but it’s tough to tell for sure. [29], Hudson vehicles were imported into New Zealand from 1912 and eventually locally assembled from knock-down kits from 1919.[30]. An electric clock was standard. Right!!!!! Sedan with nice interior and decent paint for age. Automobile (18) Ads Prints 1930's-1940's OLDS NASH HUDSON ++ 6-3/4"x 10" (F0 16) $25.00 + shipping . RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'barnfinds_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_1',134,'0','0'])); In 1954 Hudson was headed towards the end of complete independence as it merged with Nash-Kelvinator to form American Motors. Wow, the first time I’ve ever read the words “chopped top” and “channeled” in the same sentence as a stepdown Hudson Hornet! This particular Brougham convertible has the 7X Engine. Following the 1954 merger of the Hudson Motor Car Company and Nash-Kelvinator, Hudson's Detroit manufacturing facility was closed and the production of Hudson models was shifted to Nash's Wisconsin factory. Hudson vehicles were assembled in South Africa beginning in the 1920s by Stanley Motors at their plant, National Motor Assemblers (NMA), in Natalspruit (Gauteng). The legendary 308 cu in (5.0 L) straight-six engine, with and without Twin-H Power, was offered and gained 5 hp (4 kW) for 1956. The Hudson Hornet is rich in history and unique characteristics that span... More. Great how-to content and kit reviews help builders of all skill levels to improve their … The rear suspension now incorporated a torque tube system for the driveshaft and coil spring rear suspension along with front springs that are twice as long as most other cars. Hudson Hornet 1953 model year production totaled 27,208 units of which around 910 were the Hollywood hardtops. Browse interior and exterior photos for 1954 Hudson Hornet. 1954 Plymouth Belvedere Color - Classic Car 10x13 Advertisement Print Ad LG21. [8], Overall, Hudson won 27 of the 34 NASCAR Grand National races in 1952, followed by 22 wins of 37 in 1953, and capturing 17 of the 37 races in 1954 — "an incredible accomplishment, especially from a car that had some legitimate luxury credentials. [18] Sedan and hardtop body styles were offered, but the coupe and convertible were no longer available. [7] "[D]espite its racing successes...sales began to languish. The 308 cu in (5.0 L) engine produced high torque at low RPMs and had a fairly flat torque curve, which helped the Hornet beat V8s from other makes whose power advantage came only at much higher RPMs. This 1954 Hudson Hornet Special has the same great detailing of the interior and engine. Quite a car the front looks like the shop had an inside track to the 55 Packard Stylings front end styling and the back the tail lights again the tailights are 55-56 Packard esque and the rear bumper 52-53 Cadillac a neat car. There was still no V8 engine available, but the 308 cu in (5.0 L) six-cylinder was standard in Hornets and produced 160 hp (119 kW), the racing-inspired 170 hp (127 kW; 172 PS) "Twin-H-Power" (dual carburetor) option was very popular, and a 7-X version of the engine was offered as a factory option, producing over 210 hp (157 kW; 213 PS) using a high compression head, special camshaft, and other "severe usage" parts designed for racing. Sort. While the chrome has gone thin, the body modifications appear to have held up well, there is no indication of cracking, separating, or seam visibility. It’s a circa-1955 version of the generic car on the parts place’s flyer. The underside still shows to be solid with no visible breach of integrity. You might get lucky at an auction but really how many people are A) Passionate about Custom Hudsons and B) have the money to spend to buy & restore? Thanks to Kari A. for this most unusual find! [46] "One of the great postwar landmarks - a true champion" gives it a big edge in collector appeal. [25] Following the war the Australian government legislated currency restrictions which put an end to all local assembly of foreign vehicles. [27], Canadian assembly of Hudson vehicles commenced in 1932 by Hudson Motors of Canada in Tilbury, Ontario. [12], Eventually, for the 1954 model year, the model underwent a major square-lined redesign. Read the first review to see what they did here. As a result of the merger, Toronto-based Nash Motors of Canada Ltd. became American Motors (Canada) Ltd. and all subsequent Hudson, Nash, and Rambler assembly operations continued in Toronto. There was more ornamentation to the cars, including fender "finettes" atop the rounded rear quarter panels for 1957, as well as very unusual twin-fin trim on top of both front fenders. The interior of this two-owner Hudson is in its original and non-modified form. $12.95 + $2.99 shipping . Hudson Hornets were available as a two-door coupe, four-door sedan, a convertible, and a pillarless hardtop coupe. [20] The integrated placement of major air conditioning systems under the hood and the price of only $395 (about half the cost as on other cars) also won praise. 1954 Hudson Hornet For Sale. [36] After the Hudson and Nash merger, NMA continued to assemble AMC's new Ramblers until 1967, although the 1957 Rambler was instead marketed in South Africa as the "Hudson 108. Has a exhaust leak and think it is just a gasket needed. Brake Pads; "[5], During 1952, Marshall Teague finished the 1952 AAA season with a 1000-point lead over his closest rival, winning 12 of the 13 scheduled events. This year the big cars were restyled to look more like the compact Jet introduced the year before. 1954 Hudson Hornet Vintage Advertisement Automotive Wall Art Automobile Ad Classic Car Print Man Cave Decor Original Magazine Ad Automobilia RelicEclectic. Unlike a unibody, the design didn't fully merge the body and chassis frame into a single structure, but the floorpan footwells recessed down, in between the car's chassis rails, which were, in turn, routed around them – instead of a conventional floor, sitting on top of straight ladder frame rails – a body on frame design that later became more widely adopted, and known as a perimeter frame. Avg. [23], Prompted by Automobile Manufacturer Association ban on factory-supported racing beginning in 1957, production of Hudson Hornet ended on 25 June 1957, at which time the Hudson brand name with its racing heritage was discontinued and all American Motors Corporation automobiles were then marketed as being made by "Rambler" Division. There are 4 1952 to 1954 Hudson Hornets for sale today on I’ll add another thought-it-looks-like-a-Soviet-era knockoff. 3 speed manual. For the 1970 model year, American Motors resurrected the Hornet name for their new compact car that replaced the Rambler American (see AMC Hornet). The Hudson Hornet was featured in the video games Driver: San Francisco, Forza Horizon 4, and Forza Motorsport 4 as a part of July Car Pack. 23 Hudson-Essex", "Remembering victor haydon: the mascara snake, fast & bulbous", "The Astor Collection: 27–29 June 2008: 1953 Hudson Hornet Twin H-Power Coupe", "Restored Hudson Hornet Twin-H convertible sells for $150,000", Doc Hudson from the Disney movie Cars is a Hudson Hornet mk1,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 04:19. [34][35] The Hudson Hornet was assembled in right-hand-drive from knock-down kits sourced from Canada. A father's 1954 Hornet anchors his son's Hudson collection, 50 years on. [1] The engine could be tuned to produce 210 hp (157 kW) when equipped with the "7-X" modifications that Hudson introduced later. From 1935, Hudson and other marques were assembled by Christchurch company Motor Assemblies Limited. The color matching door cards are starting to sag somewhat though the dash and instrument panel still present well. This week, we look at the history of Hudson and of their most famous models, the 1948-1954 Step Down Hudsons and the Hudson Hornet. 1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible. [32][33] AMC formed an agreement in 1963 with Campbell Motor Industries (CMI) of Thames to assemble Ramblers, production of which ran from 1964 until 1971. 1-of-200: 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe, One-Owner 31k Mile 1972 Ford Thunderbird 429. Classic 1954 Hudson Hornet for sale #2450692 $23,000. The hood featured a functional scoop that ducts cold air to the carburetors and was considered "ventilation" in 1954, rather than ram air. Get both manufacturer and user submitted pics. 1954 Hudson Hornet in Morgantown, PA 1954 Hudson Hornet Brougham Convertible Offered for sale is a beautifully restored 1954 Hudson Hornet Brougham convertible in Cream Yellow with go... 1949 Hudson Super 6 in Effingham, IL The car was originally finished in green, and then later resprayed silver and topped off with a black roof. "[1], In order for American Motors to build Hudson cars on the newer factory assembly line for Nash Statesman/Ambassador unibody chassis, all second-generation Hudson Hornets became restyled Nash automobiles that were badge engineered as a Hudson. [22], The 1956 design failed to excite buyers and Hudson Hornet sales decreased to 8,152 units, of which 6,512 were four-door sedans and 1,640 Hollywood two-door hardtops.[18]. [6] In 1954, power was increased to 170 hp (127 kW) from 145 hp (108 kW). The Hornet was a favored racer in its first model year of 1954. 1954 Hudson Hornet: 1974 AMC Hornet: 1954 Hudson Hornet: Contact the advertiser about this 1954 Hornet Advertisers phone number: 607-585-5835. After appearing in the Disney favorite, Cars, the Hudson Hornet made a big comeback for today’s younger generation. [7] The combination of the Hudson engine with overall road-ability of the Hornets, plus the fact the cars were over-designed and over-built, made them unbeatable in competition on the dirt and the very few paved tracks of the 1950s. No longer built on the "Step-down" platform, all Hudsons were now based on the senior Nash models, but featuring distinctive Hudson styling themes. At mid-model year Hornet Special was introduced featuring a lower price and AMC's new 250 cu in (4.1 L) 190 hp (142 kW) V8 engine. The 1951 Hudson Hornet was selected as the "Car of the Year" in a book profiling seventy-five years of noteworthy automobiles by automotive journalist Henry Bolles Lent.[41]. Some police departments used the Hudson Hornet 4-door sedans as police cars. Nathan's Fabulous Hudson Hornet The Fabulous Hudson Hornet is a famous NASCAR Grand National Series and AAA stock car campaigned during the early 1950s that was produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company. Starting in 1952 an optional "twin-H" or twin one barrel carburetor setup was available at additional cost. Luckily I saw the museum collection intact before the city got its hands on it. 4) (119 kW / 162 PS / 160 hp). Would you like to sell products for this vehicle on Thanks to Kari A. for this most unusual find! It was acquired by the seller from the son of the late longterm owner, who had reportedly kept the car stored in a California garage since 1988. Close. ): (4) Jay Leno has one…. Hudson Hornet is a full-sized automobile that was manufactured by Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan from 1951 until 1954, when Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson merged to form American Motors Corporation (AMC). [21] The Weather Eye heating and ventilation with an optional air conditioning system were highly rated in terms of efficiency. It had a two-barrel carburetor and produced 145 hp (108 kW)[3] at 3800 rpm and 275 lb⋅ft (373 N⋅m) of torque. [28] Operations in Tilbury ceased permanently in 1954 following the formation of American Motors Corporation. This engine is producing over 210 hp using a high compression head, special camshaft, and other 'severe usage' parts designed for racing. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. $12.00 + $4.00 shipping . First-generation Hudson Hornets are legendary for their NASCAR racing history and Jay Leno lists the 1951-1954 models as one of the "top ten of America's most collectible cars". [9] The front to rear fender line was styled to make the car look longer and taillamps were also redesigned. Unfortunately it arrived on the scene too late to influence the ultimate fate of Hudson. 211. The front had a simpler grille that complemented the now-functional hood scoop and a new one-piece curved windshield, while the sides gained period-typical fender chrome accents, and the formerly sloped rear end was squared off. 1952 Hudson Hornet with Twin H Power 308 cu. View By Product Groups. at least this car has some story and isn’t just another of 1000’s. Use our search to find it. View By Individual Parts. “It was delivered to one of the more prominent customizing shops in Detroit, located on St. Clair Street on Detroit’s East Side. When I saw the picture, I thought Zil. Of note is the back seat, it seems surprisingly commodious. [31] From 1954 the Hudson Hornet was built in New Zealand by Auckland company VW Motors as a secondary line to the Volkswagens they assembled. The continental kit notwithstanding. Still neat it has survived – there is a large following of early customs. Hudson Hornet 1954 model year production totaled 24,833 (the final year of "step-down" design production, overlapping Hudson's "merger" with Nash-Kelvinator). New listings are added daily. The new models were delayed to a January 1955 introduction, "as American Motors engineers work out the problem of making two completely different looking automobiles with identical body shells. Hudson automobiles continued to be marketed under the Hudson brand name through the 1957 model year. The Hornet Special series was limited to 1954 only and this car was built in August, 1954. 1954 Hudson Hornet $ 19,900 $ 346 /mo* $ 346 /mo* Email for Mileage; Days Listed. Don't post your car for sale in the comments. Performance review with 0-60 mph, 0-100 km/h, 0-160 km/h, quarter mile times and accelerations chart. Add to Favorites More. Yep, a damn shame. inch. The Hornet proved to be nearly invincible in stock-car racing. "[5], The original Fabulous Hudson Hornet can be found today fully restored in Ypsilanti, Michigan at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, a facility that was formerly home to Miller Motors, the last Hudson dealership in the world.[15]. Email alerts available. [11] An 8-tube radio was a $100 option. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5 litre capacity. The Hornet's lower and sleeker look was accentuated by streamlined styling, sometimes called "ponton" styling. This brought the Hornet's season record to 40 wins in 48 events, a winning percentage of 83%. When I read customized, I though movie car made to look like a Zil. Hudsons in the Heartland - 1954 Hudson Hornet. Production ended when the company was acquired by Standard-Triumph International in 1954. 1954 Hudson Hornet 2 dr ht car ad. Several drivers, including Marshall Teague and Herb Thomas, drove Hudson Hornets that were nicknamed the "Fabulous Hudson Hornet". Search. Classifieds for 1952 to 1954 Hudson Hornet. The trunk was sectioned to conform to the new lower silhouette, with a continental spare tire fared into it. Cool story. $10.36. He felt that a restyling was necessary and that in turn, would help with Hudson’s flagging sales. More listings are added daily. Makes Hudson Models Hornet trim Search. I was convinced to display this one with the hood open as well because hiding the engine would be a crime. Only someone who is into custom Hudsons would want this.
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