This is the end of an era. The 1954 Hudson Jet was the final year
for the model and one of the final years for the brand. It makes
this well-presented two-tone classic an affordable way to be
The Jet is one of those cars that made a footnote for being good
but not being around very long. Hudson made a car with the best
style of the era. That meant a wide chrome grille up front, more
chrome on the bumpers, and of course, jet-inspired tail lights. And
they even did innovative pieces for the era, like a unibody
construction. This example is also in premium Super Jet trim with
added brightwork and a sporty-looking scoop-style hood ornament.
The premium flair also goes well with the added continental kit.
This example looks nice with good lines and glossy light green
paintwork. Plus, the white roof and whitewall tires add a cool
two-tone style. As attractive as this car is, it didn't find a big
audience. There were only about 14,200 examples made in 1954, which
is not a lot for a car hoping to get into the mainstream. And so
the Jet line was canceled only after its second year. While that's
an unfortunate story for the 1950s, today it makes such a
well-presented example like this a true rare standout at just about
any car show.
There's more great original style inside. You see it in the artful
steering wheel, bright dash trim, and special Jet badging on the
doors. Even the AM radio is there for display. While this was
Hudson's compact offering, the Jet was known for being roomy. And
this one keep that comfortable tradition going with an attractive
green vinyl and textured cloth combo. There are even nice details,
like the matching door panels and seatbelts.
Hudson cars were known for their inline-six motor, so it's great to
see a proper long block under the hood. This 202 cubic-inch motor
fires up easily and has a smooth feeling that makes an inline motor
so appealing. This car was set up to be a cruiser, that's why you
have a Hydramatic automatic transmission. Plus, there are good
upgrades like an aluminum radiator, a modern tread behind the
classic whitewalls, and the stopping power of front disc
Complete with some classic literature, this Jet is a rare car that
also upholds the best of the classic American virtues. So if you
want to stand out in all the best ways, call today!!!
1954 Hudson Jet
Exterior Color:Light Green
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