1 Of 4,356! 1954 Hudson Metropolitan

Did you even know that there was a badge-engineered version of the Nash Metropolitan marketed by Hudson? Not many people do, there were only 4,356 sold from August 1954 through September 1957. This particular Metropolitan is listed for sale… more»

Mystery Wrapped In An Enigma: 1946 Hudson Half Ton Truck

Here’s where I am hoping that some Hudson experts can weigh in. About 90% of the information I can access says that Hudson stopped making half-ton pickups before 1946. But then, there’s a book, American 1/2 Ton Pickups of… 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»

Older Restoration: 1947 Hudson Super Six

Since the start of the 1950s, the list of car manufacturers that have disappeared into the dusty pages of history is as long as your arm. Some succumbed to shocking mismanagement, while others fell to economic rationalism. A third… more»

First In NASCAR: 1954 Hudson Hornet Garage Find

Hudson Motor Car Co. was the first automobile manufacturer to get involved in stock car racing when NASCAR was formed. The Hornet model dominated the sport in the early-1950s when drivers actually raced stock cars and won a bunch… more»

Early Subcompacts: Trio of Metropolitans

The Nash Metropolitan was a small, American car built in England from 1953-61. While being sold as a Nash, it also was peddled as a Hudson after Nash and Hudson merged to form American Motors. And later it was… more»

Brass Era Beauty: 1915 Hudson Six-40

The first few decades of the 20th century were an exciting time in the motoring world, especially in America. While the story we learn in school tends to focus on the ubiquitous Ford Model T, there were a host… 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»

Stored 30 Years: 1951 Hudson Pacemaker

The idea of stepping down into a car is somewhat foreign to vehicle buyers today for the most part, as most people are now driving big 4×4 pickups and SUVs which they have to step up into. It wasn’t… 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»

Cheap Collection: Nash and Hudson Metropolitan

When it comes to affordable project cars, they don’t come much cheaper than this collection of Nash (and Hudson) Metropolitans. Built in Britain, the car remained on sale between 1954 and 1962. By the standards of today, the Metropolitan… 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»

3 for 1: Trio of Metropolitans

The Metropolitan was a small economy car, a subcompact before the term was even invented. It was built in England for American Motors between 1953-61. Early editions would be badged as both Nash and Hudson automobiles and later as… more»

On the Road: 1949 Hudson Commodore 8 Coupe

It’s hard not to wonder at the fate of Hudson Motors, an innovative company that seemed to have so much going for it during the postwar years. Here we have an example of that innovation, produced only eight years… more»

Stealth Fighter: 1954 Hudson Super Jet

Looking almost like an undercover law enforcement car, this stealth-looking 1954 Hudson Super Jet is one interesting and understated ride. It almost looks like a Soviet car to me – a plain black sedan with black wall tires and… more»