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For Sale: 1952 Hudson Wasp in St. Louis, Missouri

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1952 Hudson Wasp Brougham Coupe Same owner for the past 14 years (2005) with low actual miles of 72,xxx as indicated on the title.Debut year for this modelOne of 2,036 Wasps made in April 1952262 CID inline six-cylinder engine with two-barrel carbThree-speed manual transmission and 4.10 gearingTexas Tan (code H-27) exterior with brown cloth interiorScale model of NASCAR Wasp plus a toy version of the carDocumentation includes period advertisements, a scale model of the NASCAR Hudson that raced from 1952 to 1954 on a pedestal plus a toy Wasp During the late 1940s and early 1950s, automotive styling trends tended to favor the ?bathtub? look, slab-sided bodies with small windows. An example of that styling is present in this 1952 Hudson Wasp Brougham Coupe. This model debuted in 1952 and was one of 2,036 Wasps made in April of 1952. This low mileage example is dressed in Texas Tan (code H-27) and the paint and trim are in overall great condition and the shade is rather eye-catching. The Wasp?s body is straight and solid, it has a split windshield, its chrome bumpers are in very good order, the battery appears new and the engine bay is very tidy. The car even sports dual horns. It is sold on a South Dakota actual mileage title. On 09/01/2005 the miles were 68,400, in the past 15 years this awesome Hudson has only been driven 4,130 miles and was always garaged. This Hudson rolls on Goodyear Super Cushion wide whitewall tires, size 7.10-15 at all corners. Each tire is mounted on factory, body-colored steel wheels with silver center caps. The wheels and tires are in very good order. Under the hood is a 262 CID straight six-cylinder engine with a two-barrel carburetor. It is mated to a three-speed manual transmission with a 4.10:1 rear end. Inside, the car?s plush cloth interior is in good, overall condition. The tan bench seats look great and the backside of the front bench has facilities for blankets, heavy coats, scarves and other winter items; it is a holdover from cars of the 1930s and 1940s. The vacuum wipers do work slowly. The tan carpeting and matching headliner are both in good, original order while the inner door panels and instrument panel are in very good shape. The shift lever is in good, original order and completing the interior is a factory AM radio. The Wasp (Series 5B) was introduced by Hudson for the 1952 model year as an upgraded version of the Hudson Pacemaker, replacing the 1951 Hudson Super Custom models. The Wasp was available in two- and four-door sedan, convertible and a two-door hardtop designated the Hollywood. The Wasp was built on Hudson's shorter 119-inch wheelbase, using the company's unitized, ?Monobilt? step-down chassis design with an overall length of 201.5 inches. Hudson's unitized structure used a perimeter frame which provided a rigid structure, low center of gravity and side-impact protection for passengers. The base Hudson Wasp used the 202 CID L-Head straight six from the Pacemaker. Hudson also offered the Super Wasp which used improved interior materials and a more powerful Hudson six-cylinder engine. Instead of using the Pacemaker's 232 CID straight six, the Super Wasp used Hudson's 262 CID L-Head six fed by a single two-barrel carburetor. The 262 CID engine was rated at 127 horsepower (with single two-barrel carburetor) while the top-of-the-line Commodore Custom Eight?s 254 CID straight eight was rated at 128 horsepower. The 262 CID six?s power was underrated so it would not outshine the flagship straight eight. The narrow block 262 CID engine was the basis for the stroked and reinforced Hornet 308 CID six-cylinder engine, introduced in 1951 which dominated NASCAR from 1952 to 1954. The Super Wasp was also offered with an aluminum ?twin H? manifold and twin two-barrel carburetors. Super Wasp performance with the ?twin H? induction matched the performance of the big two-barrel 308 CID equipped, but heavier, Hudson Hornet. Competition to this Wasp in 1952 included Buick?s Series 50 Super Riviera, DeSoto?s Deluxe Club Coupe, Mercury?s Monterey Custom, Nash?s Ambassador Country Club Coupe, Oldsmobile?s Super 88 Club Coupe, Packard?s Mayfair and Pontiac?s Chieftain Deluxe 8 Coupe. Documentation includes period advertisements, a scale model of the NASCAR Hudson on a pedestal that raced from 1952 to 1954 plus a toy Wasp. This example was one of 21,876 Wasps made in 1952 and one of 70,000 Hudsons made in 1952. Hudsons are rare commodities indeed today. If you collect Hudsons or if you?re seeking something post-war and unique for your collection, you should stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check out this survivor from the early 1950s; an era when fuel was cheap and ambitions were limitless. VIN: 5B166517 This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 72,530 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, actual mileage title from South Dakota. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1256644
  • Price:$20,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1952
  • Make:Hudson
  • Model:Wasp
  • Odometer:72530
  • Stock Number:190601
  • VIN:166517