Hudson Hornet Brougham
"Hudson was the first automobile manufacturer to get involved in stock car racing. The Hornet dominated stock car racing in the early-1950s, when stock car racers actually raced stock cars. For the 1954 model year, the Hornet 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 are over 120 pictures of this car in the ad below, including detailed exterior, interior, engine, trunk and undercarriage. Scroll down after the description and let them load on your computer, it will take some time because of the size.
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For sale by owner is this very rare, 1954 Hudson Hornet Brougham convertible. You see a lot of Chevys' & Fords' at the car shows, when is the last time you saw one of these? Professionally restored to be a show car, but also to be driven and enjoyed, it started life as a solid, rust free New Mexico car (with all original sheet metal) that was restored and completed in 2005. The body was taken down to bare metal and it received a beautiful repaint in Roman Red. The engine was rebuilt back to factory specifications with a 12 system added at the same time for reliability. The interior was redone to original using genuine leather with some custom stitching. The undercarriage was left in original condition (except for maintenance items) to show how solid the car is. As far as we know (according the national Hudson club) this was the last registered convertible to be built. What follows are the details.
Data Plate 7315230� Model D
Twin H 308 Engine
Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
Power Convertible Top
Three Hide Leather Seats
Added Cruise Control
Added Front & Rear Seat Belts
This car is a consistent local award winner that draws a crowd wherever it goes. If you have been in the market for a Hornet convertible that really needs nothing, this is it. The most comparable Hornet just sold at the May 2015 Mecum Indianapolis auction for $85,000.00.
Included in the sale will be photos of the car before & during the restoration and a 3" thick binder full of receipts and hand written details documenting the restoration.
Please remember that this car is 50 years old and not perfect. The clock is inoperable.
THIS CAR IS FOR SALE BY OWNER AND LOCATED IN NORTH AURORA, ILLINOIS 60542
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