For Sale: 1954 Hudson Hornet in Midvale, Utah


Vehicle Description

1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible | Ardell Brown Classic 1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible is a rare find, finding one that is in the stellar condition of this example can be a once in a lifetime experience. Finished in Bristol Cream Yellow, the interior is done in plush red leather with a tight-fitting tan top. The optional Twin-H- Power dual-carb setup is the star under the hood, with a 308 cid 6-cylinder with the rest of the engine bay looking as good, if not better than the day it was put on sale. At a glance, this car may seem to be cumbersome on the the road, but the light touch needed to steer and the immediate self-leveling system combine to deliver a comfortable and controlled driving experience. This car represents the last of the breed and one that will appreciate in historical value in the next few years. It is fitted with all the right stuff. Power Lift Windows Original AM Pushbutton Radio Heater Defrost Clock Dual Range Hydramatic Automatic Transmission Power Assisted Four-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes´┐ŻEventually, for the 1954 model year, the model underwent a major square-lined redesign. This entailed extensive retooling because of the way the step-down frame wrapped around the passenger compartment. 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.The front to rear fender line was styled to make the car look longer and taillamps were also redesigned.The interior was also updated with a new dash and instrument cluster that were surprisingly modern.There was still no V8 engine available, but the 308cuin (5.0L) six-cylinder was standard in Hornets and produced 160hp (119kW), the racing-inspired 170hp (127kW; 172PS) "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 210hp (157kW; 213PS) using a high compression head, special camshaft, and other "severe usage" parts designed for racing. The 308cuin (5.0L) engine has remarkable torque at low RPMs and a fairly flat torque curve, which helped the Hornet beat V-8s from other makes whose power advantage came only at much higher RPMs.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1045172
  • Price:$125,000
  • Location:Midvale, Utah
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Hudson
  • Model:Hornet
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Stock Number:7283978
  • VIN:7283978