1925 Hudson Super Six
The Hudson Motor Car Company, often called simply Hudson Motors,
was founded in 1909. Joseph L. Hudson, owner of the renowned
Detroit department store, was the primary investor in the company,
created by eight individuals, including Roy Chapin and Howard
Coffin, former employees at Olds Motor Works. In the first year,
Hudson Motors sold 4,000 of their original four-cylinder models.
This represented the highest number of first year sales of any car
company to that point, and quickly earned Hudson respect in the
American auto market.
For consignment, a barn find version of the 1925 Super Six 2-Door
Sedan. With it innovative for its time flat 6-cylinder engine,
mechanical drum brakes, and 21-inch wood spoked wheels, the
performance race, although in its infancy, was on between
manufacturers. Sporting a very simple but comfortable interior, the
back bench in this car shows the original luxury that may have come
with this car. This definitely will be a project for its new owner,
but one that in the end may prove profitable as this example is not
an oft seen automobile.
With its totally square design passenger compartment, this all
steel car with no rust panels, maintains its exterior integrity
with very faded black paint, and patina panels and glass. The boxy
design continues through the back of the car with a rear mounted
trunk, and extra spare tire. A simple bumper frames the bottom back
here. Moving to the long dual cowled hood front end, this shows no
rust, and has a radiator surround in black topped with a
temperature gauge cap, and simple vertical black grille. Shiny trim
is at a minimum, only showing on the round headlight bezels on the
front and rear lighting and are otherwise encased in black steel.
Curved bumpers surrounding the front and rear tires and wheels are
attached to either side and have a running board in the center. Big
21-inch wood spoked wheels are on all 4 corners of this car and
will need restored.
Taking a look at the rear bench will give you an idea of the
original interior design and use of fabric. Here we see a large
panel tuck and roll pattern broadcloth in green looking much like a
comfortable couch. This stretches from side panel to side panel. Up
front are dual bucket seats, which have a covering on them, and
currently it is not known what is or was underneath, however a look
to the rear bench provides a good clue. A very simple curved metal
dash has a cluster of gauges in its very center, which have rusted
bezels, and also contain a few knobs and pulls. The original
steering wheel is fronting the dash. A mixture of wood and metal
covers the floors, and carpet has long since been absent from this
car. The broadcloth felt headliner presents in gray, and in
surprisingly good tight shape, and has an interior light mounted in
Assumed to be original, the inline 6-cylinder engine with some
surface rust, is seen under the cowled hood. This specs out as a
288.5ci inline 6-cylinder engine, with a 1-barrel carburetor to
feed it. A 3-speed manual transmission is on back, and the rear
axle setup consists of 4.45 gears.
Looking underneath we note some surface rust on the usual suspects,
like suspension and some mechanical steel parts. However, there is
no structural problems as seen, rockers and body hangers are solid,
as is frame. Exhaust system has some surface rust, but no holes.
Leaf spring suspension is on all 4's as are mechanical drum
Unfortunately, this car will not crank or start as it utilizes an
actual crank to start, and this appears to be seized. Sadly, no
test drive was completed.
A buttoned-up barn find if you will, no exterior rust, mostly
original steel panel car, with an original back seat to go by when
you restore the interior. This is a blank palette for the potential
restorer, as these cars were really colorful, and as you proceed
through the restoration, your personality can shine throughout,
creating your own work of art.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.