1941 Hudson Super Six
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
The name "Hudson" came from Joseph L. Hudson, a Detroit department
store entrepreneur and founder of Hudson's department store who
provided the necessary capital and gave permission for the company
to be named after him. A total of eight Detroit businessmen formed
the company on February 20, 1909, to produce an automobile which
would sell for less than US$1,000 (equivalent to approximately
$28,456 in 2019 funds).
For the 1940 model year, Hudson reintroduced the "Super Six"
nameplate again. This time it sat on a six-cylinder version of the
new Hudson Eight, sharing that car's 118 in wheelbase. This was
five inches longer than that of the regular Hudson Six, which was
available as either the Traveler or DeLuxe. Our consignment is a
1941 version of the Super Six and is in barn find condition. It
presents with some invasive rust on the body, chipping paint, and
blackened grille and bumpers.
In 1939 The Hudson Car Company hired a female designer to help with
the 1941 version of the Super Six. This paid off as this car is
noted as one of the most beautiful designs of any Hudson and due in
part by this female's influence. A gracefully inverted V shaped
grille is fronted by a black simply curved front bumper. Flanking
on either side are lower rounded fenders complete with teardrop
headlight bezels and round integrated onto the fenders headlights.
On top is a high rounded bulbous design hood which races rearward
to a split windshield. Some trimmings are attached and show some
pitting and wear. Steel is painted in Maroon, which has plenty of
areas of rust, chipping and scratching as well as peel off and
orange peel finish, with even a few areas of body filler which is
cracking. A running board connects the fenders on either side, and
both are in a bit of rough shape with some rust and denting
throughout. On back, another blackened bumper and round trunk lid
with more chipping and cracking paint. Standard moon caps are
centered within maroon steel wheels and wrapped in bias ply
A swing of the doors and we see purple fuzzy broadcloth uppers and
lowers with a center located vertical striped broadcloth in blue
and purple striping. Some water damage is noted in these door
panels. Inside, in front and in the rear, are dual red velour tuck
and roll stitched benches. These are fairly clean but lack in some
padding because one can feel the springs when you sit in them. A
simple black painted metal dash, unrestored, fronts these seats and
has an aftermarket stereo mounted within this dash. Red carpeting
is on the floors and above is a red felted headliner which is a bit
Under the hood is an inline 6-cylinder displacing 212 cubic inches
and was once creating 102hp and it sits within an unrestored engine
bay. On the back is a 3-speed manual transmission and for the rear
axle 4.875 gears.
Underneath we can see previous applications of rustproofing and
even a little surface rust. A steel X frame is good and solid and
supports solid floor pans and rockers. Independent coil springs for
the front suspension, and leaf springs for the rear and drum brakes
are on all 4 corners.
A humdinger of a beautiful design, teardrop headlights, a tall
rounded hood, and a curvaceous front grille are just a few of the
features that make this car unique and collectible in the form of a
1941 Hudson Super Six. It will need some TLC.
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
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.