Hornet

Early NASCAR Star: 1954 Hudson Hornet

When racing resumed in the United States after World War II, the concept of stock car racing according to the gospel of Big Bill France slowly gained speed in the South.  One of the first cars to become a… more»

Estate Find: 1952 Hudson Hornet Convertible

Hudson was on a long slow production slide for years well before WWII began, losing the competition for buyers to Ford and FM. But it still achieved a few moments of glory in the early 1950s when the Hornet… more»

Déjà vu Again? 1977 AMC Hornet AMX

Largely forgotten in the muscle car world is the 1977 AMC Hornet AMX. It was a one-year effort to resurrect the AMX name three years after it was last used on the Javelin pony car. Though a lot of… more»

Almost Fabulous: 1953 Hudson Hornet Twin H-Power

In 1948, Hudson introduced the innovation that would both inspire one of the most famous cars of all time, and contribute to the demise of the Hudson name: the Step-Down. The Step-Down affixed the floorplan of the car at… more»

No Reserve: 1954 Hudson Hornet With 14k Original Miles!

Sometimes, the history of even the most cherished classic cars can be tinged with sadness. Such is the case with this 1954 Hudson Hornet. It is a low-mileage car that presents beautifully and underwent a meticulous restoration that returned… more»

Twin H-Power: 1954 Hudson Hornet

When the 1954 Hudson Hornet appeared in showrooms, its appearance was markedly different from its predecessor. The company elected to give the car a “squarer” look, more in line with the previous year’s Jet. Overall sales figures for the… more»

360 Upgrade: 1973 AMC Hornet

The 1973 model year was a landmark one for the AMC Hornet. It marked the moment when the company introduced a Hatchback body style to the range, and it was met with high praise by motoring journalists at the… more»

Restoration or Parts Car? 1970 AMC Hornet

AMC resurrected the old Hudson Hornet name and applied it to their new compact in 1970. The Hornet would replace the Rambler American, thus ending the use of the Rambler marque in North America. This first-year Hornet is stashed… more»

Western Wasp: 1951 Hudson Hornet

The Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit has roots going all the way back to 1909, and in 1954 they merged with Nash-Kelvinator to form American Motors Corporation.  Although AMC re-introduced the Hornet name in 1970, the first generation… more»

Solid Project: 1954 Hudson Hornet Special Club Coupe

While it is often said that racing improves the breed, sometimes on-track success doesn’t translate to sales on the showroom floor. Such was the case with the Hudson Hornet. Despite dominating stock car racing in the first few years… more»

Jeep Conversion: 1976 AMC Hornet 4X4

You see some of the most interesting finds on Facebook Marketplace. Like this 1976 AMC Hornet whose shell has been transferred to a Jeep 4-wheel-drive platform. While this looks like a do-it-yourself-project, it’s not a far-fetched pairing since AMC… more»

No Reserve: 1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham

Stunning. There’s probably no better word to describe this 1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham. Not only does every aspect of this classic present superbly, but it is a model that the company built in very limited numbers. This vehicle… more»

70k Mile Survivor: 1973 AMC Hornet Sportabout

AMC Vehicles have always had a special place in my heart, as the car I learned to drive on was my dad’s 1977 Gremlin. Most AMC cars had a distinctive look, and when I was a kid I remember… more»

1 of 784: 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360

AMC replaced the venerable Rambler American in 1970 with the Hornet, a more stylish looking compact than its predecessor. Whether inspired by the success Plymouth had with putting a 340 into a Duster or to continue down the performance… more»

Classic Wagon: 1973 AMC Hornet Sportabout

If you look across the total AMC Hornet production for 1973, the wagon was a clear winner in the model’s sales stakes. AMC managed to shift 44,719 examples of the stylish vehicle, although finding a nice example for sale… more»

Affordable AMC: 1972 AMC Hornet SST

So, you have the overwhelming desire to own a classic car, but the budget is looking pretty tight. What do you do? Well, you could place the whole idea into the “too hard basket,” or you could search for… more»