[9] The front to rear fender line was styled to make the car look longer and taillamps were also redesigned. In its final three model years, the Hornet became a product of the newly-formed American Motors Corporation (AMC). Analysis "[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]. [20], Production for the 1955 model year totaled 10,010 four-door sedans and 3,324 Hollywood two-door hardtops.[18]. New listings are added daily. ... Hornet (10) Hornet Custom (1) Hornet Super (1) Jet (1) Pickup (5) Super 6 (11) Super Eight (1) Terraplane (11) Touring (2) Traveler 6 (1) Wasp (2) Popular Searches. 6 Results. It’s a circa-1955 version of the generic car on the parts place’s flyer. 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, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hudson_Hornet&oldid=988270778, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 04:19. ): (4) Jay Leno has one…. Click here to get it featured on the homepage instead. [27], Canadian assembly of Hudson vehicles commenced in 1932 by Hudson Motors of Canada in Tilbury, Ontario. Even against period V8 brands. 1-of-200: 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aerocoupe, One-Owner 31k Mile 1972 Ford Thunderbird 429. The hood featured a functional scoop that ducts cold air to the carburetors and was considered "ventilation" in 1954, rather than ram air. The interior of this two-owner Hudson is in its original and non-modified form. Email Form: (emails are monitored for fraudulent activity. [8] The Hornet "dominated stock car racing in the early-1950s, when stock car racers actually raced stock cars. [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. [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. The continental kit notwithstanding. This year the big cars were restyled to look more like the compact Jet introduced the year before. 1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-box-3','ezslot_0',143,'0','0'])); Generally, I shy away from customs. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'barnfinds_com-box-4','ezslot_13',135,'0','0'])); The “Molta Casta”, as Du Charme named his Hudson, is still equipped with its original Twin-H, 160 HP, 308 CI, in-line, six-cylinder, flathead engine. The mods do zero to improve on the original design. When I read customized, I though movie car made to look like a Zil. Hudson vehicles were locally assembled in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and South Australia, from 1913 however World War II put an end to all local vehicle assembly in Australia. Mileage. 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). I could be wrong but I’d place this right around the same price as any other Hudson in need of restoration. It is NOT your traditional twin-H. The Hornet's lower and sleeker look was accentuated by streamlined styling, sometimes called "ponton" styling. "[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. Or subscribe without commenting. Still neat it has survived – there is a large following of early customs. Limited in 1966[40] and continued to import AMC vehicles through the 1970s. Makes Hudson Models Hornet trim Search. 1954 Hudson Hornet Hollywood. [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. Topping it off was a set of five wire wheels mounted with wide white sidewall tires”. Starting in 1952 an optional "twin-H" or twin one barrel carburetor setup was available at additional cost. Close. View By Product Groups. Thus one "stepped down" into a Hudson. 1954 Hudson Hornet $ 19,900 $ 346 /mo* $ 346 /mo* Email for Mileage; Days Listed. Mileage Unavailable. 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. Following the demise of the Hudson marque, the British company was renamed Rambler Motors (A.M.C.) Speed vs RPM graph. 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. 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. Sort. 35. The 1955 Hornet was the cleanest model with a broad eggcrate grille and distinctive two-toning. However, Packard's V8 engine was available only during the first half of 1956. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. [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]. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 5 litre capacity. [38] The British company was renamed Hudson Motors Ltd. in 1932.[39]. Thanks to Kari A. for this most unusual find! Brake Pads; 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. Nevertheless, this 1954 Hudson Hornet custom really caught my attention. That could apply to both the body and mechanicals. Avg. With some of the period customizing going on at the time, there are much better examples of sleek, well done, and cohesive body and trim work that this doesn’t seem to stack up to. 1954 Hudson Hornet 2 dr ht car ad. 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. Oil Filters; Air Filters; Fuel Filters; Transmission Filters; Cabin Air Filters; Brakes. 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. 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? Call Call Text Email. 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. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g37526-d1422373-Reviews-Hostetler_s_Hudson_Auto_Museum-Shipshewana_Indiana.html. [12], Eventually, for the 1954 model year, the model underwent a major square-lined redesign. What if this had been the 1954 design? Unfortunately, I ran into a few disappointing issues with this one. Total production of 1957 Hornets was 4,108, split between 3,359 sedans and 749 Hollywood Hardtops.[24]. FILTER. Shipshewana, Indiana city council will probably be bidding on this for the Hostetler Hudson museum. “It was delivered to one of the more prominent customizing shops in Detroit, located on St. Clair Street on Detroit’s East Side. Filters Reset Done. [7] "[D]espite its racing successes...sales began to languish. The Hoyle family's Super Wasp Club Coupe, Hornet Club Sedan and Super Wasp Convertible Brougham were three of Hudson's final offerings for 1954, the firm's last year as an independent automaker. Instead of paraphrasing the seller’s listing, I’ll repeat his words regarding the modifications that were performed on this car. [49] The convertible versions have also increased in value with a restored 1953 bringing $150,000 in 2013. Sedan with nice interior and decent paint for age. Of note is the back seat, it seems surprisingly commodious. "[17], The first entirely new car from American Motors, the 1955 Hudson emerged as a conservatively styled car compared to the competition. [34][35] The Hudson Hornet was assembled in right-hand-drive from knock-down kits sourced from Canada. Production ended when the company was acquired by Standard-Triumph International in 1954. "[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. The car was originally finished in green, and then later resprayed silver and topped off with a black roof. The color matching door cards are starting to sag somewhat though the dash and instrument panel still present well. When I saw the picture, I thought Zil. "[37], Hudsons were introduced to the United Kingdom in 1911 and eventually a factory was built where Hudson (and Essex) vehicles were locally assembled from 1927. Hudsons in the Heartland - 1954 Hudson Hornet. Only someone who is into custom Hudsons would want this. He felt that a restyling was necessary and that in turn, would help with Hudson’s flagging sales. After appearing in the Disney favorite, Cars, the Hudson Hornet made a big comeback for today’s younger generation. This brought the Hornet's season record to 40 wins in 48 events, a winning percentage of 83%. Post-war operations resumed in 1950, with Hudsons being assembled by CHATCO Steel Products in Tilbury, Ontario. Haggle Me Classics. [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. 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. The floor covering looks like a rubber mat, as opposed to carpeting, but it’s tough to tell for sure. Let’s look more closely; this Hornet is located in Roswell, Georgia and is available here on craigslist for $25,000. For the second year, the V-Line styling featured an enormous egg-crate grille, creases and chrome strips on the sides, and five tri-tone schemes for the Custom models. There, the top was chopped 2.5 inches, the midsection was channeled by four inches, the stock hood was removed and replaced by a reshaped 1948 Hudson hood with ventilators installed, the headlights were hooded with two air intakes formed below (as an extension of the custom egg-crate grille), and both bumpers were highly modified. Picture Information. Price. I think it is way over priced. The newly introduced "Twin H-Power" was available in November 1951 as a Dealer installed option at the cost of $85.60. The modification work performed on this Hudson was commissioned by Detroit society mogul, Harold Du Charme, and its story is interesting. In addition to the Hornet and its top drawer “Hollywood” model, as is this example, there were also Super Wasp and Wasp models available in two-door hardtop and sedan, four-door sedan, and convertible body styles. [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 is no mention of whether or not this 56K mile custom still motivates on its own – the seller does add, “While the car is complete and solid, it is in need of a full restoration”. 1954 Hudson Hornet Pictures: See 9 pics for 1954 Hudson Hornet. Combined with tri-tone paint combinations, the Hudson's look was unique and immediately noticeable. 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. [47] Richard M. Langworth describes the first-generation Hornets in his book Complete Book of Collectible Cars: 70 Years of Blue Chip Auto Investments as "the most remembered Hudson of the postwar years, one of the industry's all-time greats. Cost: $2,980.00 If it were modified by a famous customizer like George Barris or Dean Jeffries, it would have certain star power. The Hudson Hornet was assembled in right-hand-drive for the U.K market and other European countries. Cars' Doc Hudson character is as famous to children today as the Hudson Hornet was in its heyday. 1954 Hudson Hornet: 1974 AMC Hornet: 1954 Hudson Hornet: Contact the advertiser about this 1954 Hornet Advertisers phone number: 607-585-5835. Get the best deals on Parts for 1954 Hudson Hornet when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Set an alert to be notified of new listings. 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”. Hudson Hornets were available as a two-door coupe, four-door sedan, a convertible, and a pillarless hardtop coupe. "[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. Add to Favorites More. [11] An 8-tube radio was a $100 option. [21] The Weather Eye heating and ventilation with an optional air conditioning system were highly rated in terms of efficiency. [26] It was not until 1961 that American Motors Corporation vehicles began to be assembled in Australia after AMC struck a deal with Australian Motor Industries in 1960. 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. This entailed extensive retooling because of the way the step-down frame wrapped around the passenger compartment. Unfortunately it arrived on the scene too late to influence the ultimate fate of Hudson. The Piston cup is the film franchise's version of the Winston Cup Series, which changed names several times since its inception. [20], Along with Nash, the new Hudsons had the widest front seats in the industry. A one-off custom can be a difficult car to move. As a sidebar the Torsion Level Ride on the 55-56 Packards was originally designed for Hudson by William Allison the inventor of it and Hudson was too broke to use it so he moved on to Packard. Agree. 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. Wow, the first time I’ve ever read the words “chopped top” and “channeled” in the same sentence as a stepdown Hudson Hornet! 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 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. 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. The Hudson Hornet is rich in history and unique characteristics that span... More. 100% agree! "[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. The Disney Pixar film Cars and several spin-off video games featured a Fabulous Hudson Hornet named Doc Hudson, a retired Piston Cup champion. The trunk was sectioned to conform to the new lower silhouette, with a continental spare tire fared into it. Hobart, IN. In 2006, a small, front-wheel-drive concept car called Hornet was designed and developed by Dodge (see Dodge Hornet). Looking for a 1954 Hudson for sale ? Learn how. Let’s look more closely; this Hornet is located in Roswell, Georgia and is available here on craigslist for $25,000. [6] In 1954, power was increased to 170 hp (127 kW) from 145 hp (108 kW). The models were priced the same as Commodore Eight, which was priced from US$2,543 to $3,099. [13] The interior was also updated with a new dash and instrument cluster that were surprisingly modern.[9]. Hornet owner Spencer Blake, writing for Popular Mechanics in 1999, notes that "the car's unique, low slung appearance and silky handling earned Hudson an image that — for many buyers — eclipsed luxury marques like Cadillac. [46] "One of the great postwar landmarks - a true champion" gives it a big edge in collector appeal. Performance review with 0-60 mph, 0-100 km/h, 0-160 km/h, quarter mile times and accelerations chart. 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. Inquire. Sorry Mr. Du Charme, I’ll keep my stepdowns the way Frank Spring designed them. 4 vehicles matched More listings are added daily. The traditional Twin H was only 170 hp and is not reinforced. All Hornets from 1951 to 1953 were powered by Hudson's high-compression straight-six "H-145" engine. This unit features side valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. 1954 HUDSON HORNET) Results 1 - 25 of 198 In-Store Pickup Location Select. Hudson Hornet 1954 model year production totaled 24,833 (the final year of "step-down" design production, overlapping Hudson's "merger" with Nash-Kelvinator). Unfortunately, all we know about this Hudson is that it was a Detroit based shop that performed the work. [28] Operations in Tilbury ceased permanently in 1954 following the formation of American Motors Corporation. 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In this case, one would have to favor this specific custom work to take a go at this Hornet; for $25 K, they would have to really favor it. 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. Following Hudson’s 1955 merger with Nash to form AMC, attempts to rejuvenate the declining Hornet model included a trendy 1950s body style complete with a tri-tone paint scheme and copious chrome “V” emblems. The low-slung look also had a sleekness about it that was accentuated by the nearly enclosed rear wheels."[5]. Yep, a damn shame. [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. Nevertheless, this 1954 Hudson Hornet custom really caught my attention. Classifieds for 1952 to 1954 Hudson Hornet. Despite the restrictions, Australian distributors were able to bring in limited numbers of US-built, factory right-hand-drive Hudson vehicles from 1946, eventually including the Hudson Hornet. I have finally decided to sell my 1954 Hudson Hornet that has been in the famil Accelerations, 1/4 mile time and top speed for 1954 Hudson Hornet Six Hollywood overdrive (man. 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. [7] Hornets driven by NASCAR aces Herb Thomas, Dick Rathmann, Al Keller, Frank Mundyand, and Tim Flock won 27 NASCAR races driving for the Hudson team. Notify me of new comments via email. [10] four different body designs: two-door club coupe, Hollywood hardtop, Convertible Brougham, and a four-door sedan. 4) (119 kW / 162 PS / 160 hp). 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. Classifieds for 1949 to 1954 Hudson Vehicles. 1952 Hudson Hornet with Twin H Power 308 cu. The 1953 model year brought minor changes to the Hudson Hornet. Another example of the cars Hudson dominated NASCAR with, as one of the hottest performing cars in stock car racing. Search. The first-generation Hudson Hornets featured a functional "step-down" design with dropped floorpan and a chassis with a lower center of gravity than contemporary vehicles that helped the car handle well — a bonus for racing. From 1935, Hudson and other marques were assembled by Christchurch company Motor Assemblies Limited. In 1957, the historic Hudson name came only in a Hornet version in "Super" and "Custom" series, and available as a four-door sedan or a two-door "Hollywood" hardtop. First and foremost, the chassis is slightly warped. 1954 Hudson Hornet Twin H Power Walk Around http://spudsgarage.com/index.html I hope this unique Hudson finds a new home, it deserves to be saved as it represents an important fallen flag marque and a totally bygone era. :-) :-). [19], The 308 cu in (5.0 L) straight-six engine continued in 160 bhp (119 kW) or 170 bhp (127 kW) versions. [29], Hudson vehicles were imported into New Zealand from 1912 and eventually locally assembled from knock-down kits from 1919.[30]. Avg. 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]. 1954 was the last year for the first-generation Hornet with the “step-down” design and they updated them a bit in 1953, losing the classic triangular grille piece and losing a lot of the sloping back that gave them a look of going fast while they were standing still. Hagerty lists a 1954 Hudson Hornet as having a value of $7,300 in #4 “fair” condition and $11,200 in #3 “good” condition. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Even 4-dr. sedans were noted as top performers. ... 1952 to 1954 Hudson Hornet for Sale. Has a exhaust leak and think it is just a gasket needed. 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. 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 modification work performed on this Hudson was commissioned by Detroit society mogul, Harold Du Charme, and its story is interesting. 5 out of 5 stars (256) 256 reviews $ 10.00. Creve Coeur, MO . 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". Read the first review to see what they did here. 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). This engine is producing over 210 hp using a high compression head, special camshaft, and other 'severe usage' parts designed for racing. 211. 3 speed manual. Hudson automobiles continued to be marketed under the Hudson brand name through the 1957 model year. [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. I was convinced to display this one with the hood open as well because hiding the engine would be a crime. Automobile (18) Ads Prints 1930's-1940's OLDS NASH HUDSON ++ 6-3/4"x 10" (F0 16) $25.00 + shipping . 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. The last of the Step-Down design Hudson Hornets — the 1954 model — upheld the winning record established by the 1951-53 models on the nation’s stock-car ovals, but it eventually lost the bigger battle, which was to remain in production. View Compare. An electric clock was standard. [1] The engine could be tuned to produce 210 hp (157 kW) when equipped with the "7-X" modifications that Hudson introduced later. The front end was modified with a new grille and a non-functional air scoop hood ornament. Very cool car. 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). 1954 Hudson Hornet For Sale. 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. Auto designers usually have a great eye and a good feel for what works and what sells – yes, there are some obvious exceptions but I won’t belabor that point with specifics. 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