Hudson Hornet 6 Club Coupe NASCAR Recreation 1952 for sale

• Outstanding and highly authentic recreation of the NASCAR icon
• “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” livery of racing legend Marshall Teague
• Featuring power by legendary ‘Twin H-Power’ 308-cid engine
• Built starting with a very original and well-preserved 1952 Hornet

308 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system with two Carter one-barrel carburetors, 170 BHP at 3,800 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, leaf spring rear suspension, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 124”

Founded in 1948 by Bill France Sr., the National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) quickly grew into the most popular motorsports body in America. Featuring truly “stock” production-based cars with strictly limited modifications, factory-available heavy-duty parts, and rough-and-tumble men wrenching and driving, the series was soon revolutionized and dominated by the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet.” The lone underdog against far better-funded teams, the scrappy Hudsons and their drivers defied the odds wherever they ran, immediately capturing the hearts of racing fans everywhere. U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Marshall Teague was a seasoned NASCAR driver with experience at Daytona Beach in 1949 behind the wheel of a Hudson. While the best Hudson result came in June 1949 when Bob Block put a Hudson Six on pole at Charlotte, there was no great reason for Hudson supporters to show much excitement until the new-for-1951 models debuted in December 1950, including the 145-horsepower Hornet Six. Now with a highly competitive entry in stock form from Hudson, the Milford Brothers decided to enter a Hornet at the 160-lap 1951 Beach Race to be held on the sands of Daytona Beach. When their first-choice driver Glenn “Fireball” Roberts had already agreed to drive a Plymouth, he told the Milfords to give local hotshoe Marshall Teague a try. Their faith was rewarded immediately when Teague qualified a solid 6th at 96.48 mph and ran with the leaders until Lap 28 when he walked away for good and took the win, finishing over a minute ahead of Tim Flock’s Lincoln.

After the race, Teague walked unannounced into the Detroit offices of Hudson Motor Car Company and left with sponsorship – the first such deal in NASCAR – and for 1951 and 1952, he was member of the Hudson factory team, driving the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” stock cars. Racing against the new V-8 cars from GM and Chrysler, Hudson’s Hornet was powered by a 308-cid “flathead” straight-6 engine tuned to maximum stock potential by Henry “Smokey” Yunick, proprietor of Daytona’s “Best Damn Garage in Town,” who applied his natural abilities, wartime combat-flying experience, and tireless study of chemistry and physics to the Hornet’s unlikely racing engine. This engine, combined with the car’s low center of gravity, good aerodynamics, and relatively light weight kept the aging Hornets dominant through 1954. Teague won seven of his 23 NASCAR entries (1949-1952) before moving to AAA-sanctioned events in 1953 following a dispute with Bill France Sr. He also worked with Hudson engineer Vince Piggins to develop the higher-output ‘7-X’ engine that would help keep Hornets in victory lane. Forever known as “The King of the Beach,” Teague remains legendary today despite a tragic accident that cut his life and promising career short in 1959.

Based on a very original and well-preserved, low-mileage 1952 Hudson Hornet 6 Coupe, this thrilling “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” recreation is finished in a period-correct paint colors plus race lettering in vinyl celebrating Marshall Teague. The interior is quite nice and believed to remain partially original, with the rear seat removed, consistent with original early-1950s racing practice. The dash appears original with a correct wood grain finish and retains original gauges and controls. The chassis, undercarriage, and engine bay remain mostly original, with the engine mounting a legendary ‘Twin H-Power’ intake setup, over-the counter in 1951 and factory-optional from 1952. Twin exhaust pipes exit beneath the car, just like the original factory racecars. As a racing recreation, options are minimal but do include a heater, grille and bumper guard, in addition to a column-shift three-speed manual transmission. Care and service since completion was provided by the Appenzeller Brothers. Featuring outstanding presence, ‘Twin H-Power’ induction, and Marshall Teague racing livery, this 1952 Hudson Hornet 6 NASCAR recreation is simply “Fabulous.”

1952 Hudson Hornet 6 Club Coupe NASCAR Recreation

Auction: Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Auction
Seller: Worldwide Auctioneers
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Details for Hudson Hornet 6 Club Coupe NASCAR Recreation 1952 for sale

Make: Hudson
Type: Hornet 6 Club Coupe NASCAR Recreation
Year: 1952
Price: Auction
EUR on_request
Advert ID: 234403
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