Parked Since 1977: 1951 Hudson Pacemaker Custom

Have you ever imagined how different the American automotive landscape could have been if a few cards had fallen differently? If Hudson had access to a Ford or GM budget post-war, could it have continued to produce innovative cars… more»

327 Powered Low Rider! 1954 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe

1954 was sort of the end of the line as everybody knew it for the original Hudson Motor Car Company, which began manufacturing automobiles in Detroit all the way back in 1909.  Or maybe it’s fairer to say ’54… more»

Restored in ’90s: 1952 Hudson Hornet Coupe

Hudson was the iconoclastic choice for auto shoppers in the late ’40s and early ’50s. The Big Three were copying each other’s design elements and innovating in a narrow band – where to position headlights, for instance – but… more»

Rare Running Truck: 1935 Hudson Terraplane

While most folks who remember the Hudson Terraplane think of it as a passenger car, it was also available for a time as a pickup. Terraplane production ran from 1932 to 1938 with less than 1,300 commercial vehicles (including… more»

Two-for-One: 1952 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe

Hidden in this garage is a promising project. It is an essentially solid 1952 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe. Although it needs work, the included second car should supply many parts required to return it to its former glory. It… more»

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»

Chevy V8 Project: 1937 Hudson Terraplane

Hudson Motor Car Co. built the Essex as its lowest-priced car in the 1920s. But its sales fell way off along with most U.S. auto production when the Great Depression arrived. Yet, Hudson took the bold move of introducing… more»

Stored Over 4 Decades: 1951 Nash Rambler Convertible

The Nash Rambler is often remembered in 50s automotive history for being recognized as the first U.S. car that achieved success in the compact market.  When it was introduced in 1950, Nash Ramblers were first produced by the Nash-Kelvinator… 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»

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»