Hudson Hornet 6 \\'Twin-H Power\\' Convertible Brougham 1951 for sale

1951 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin-H Power' Convertible Brougham
Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Auction

Offered Without Reserve

CHASSIS NO: 7A-49142
• Part of the Hostetler Collection since 1987
• Restored by the Appenzeller Brothers 1988-1989
• First-year Hornet with desirable ‘Twin H-Power’ intake
• Very well-equipped with exceptional presence

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, Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, leaf spring rear suspension, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes; wheelbase: 124”

Throughout its rich history, the succession of great automobiles produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company continue to be highly regarded for their advancement of automotive design, particularly the innovative “Step Down” models introduced at the end of 1947. To fully understand their significance, all automobile manufacturers would eventually adopt the design and construction principles of these innovative Hudsons. Unlike traditional body-on-frame construction, which forced passengers to climb up to enter their vehicles, Hudson designers placed the entire passenger compartment down inside the chassis, surrounded by a rugged perimeter-type frame. Passenger comfort and ride quality were second to none, with handling and roadholding enhanced by the “Step Down” cars’ low ride height and low center of gravity. The “Step Down” concept was rooted in the work of Hudson’s famed Design Director Frank Spring, who conceived the basic concept in 1941. Other key members of the design team responsible for this radical reinterpretation of automobile design included Spring’s Chief of Design Art Kibiger, plus Robert F. Andrews and Strother MacMinn.

Unveiled to the public in December 1947, the new Hudsons made a big splash with Hudson dealers, the automotive press, and most importantly, the buying public. Even Detroit rival General Motors is reputed to have purchased several new Hudsons to scrutinize and for several years, they were tested and used as a standard of handling and performance at the GM Proving Grounds. If the early “Step Down” Hudsons delivered strong performance and handling, the Hornet, which joined the Hudson lineup for 1951 with the updated 145-horsepower, 308 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine, immediately went on to change racing history when Marshall Teague won the 1951 Daytona Beach Race at the wheel of a new Hornet. Quickly, Hudson engineers led by Vince Piggins developed a line of 'severe usage parts' including the ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system, which was introduced over-the-counter in 1951 and transformed the robust Hornet into the definitive stock car of the early 1950s. A stellar lineup of drivers included Teague, Dick Rathmann, Tim Flock, Jack McGrath, Frank Mundy, and Lou Figaro, with the Hornet chalking up 13 wins in 1951.

Built in January 1951 according to its VIN, this very rare Hornet 6 Convertible Brougham is one of as few as 550 examples produced. It was purchased by the Hostetlers at the Hershey Swap Meet in 1987 from Eric Brill of New York and then fully restored by Pat and Jan Appenzeller in 1988-1989. Finished in red over red leather upholstery and fitted with a white canvas top and matching boot cover, this Hornet is a feast for the senses with outstanding presence. Riding on chrome wire wheels with wide whitewall tires, the Hornet is exceptionally well-equipped with options and accessories including a steel sun visor, dual-view mirrors, a Hudson-scripted Unity spotlight, clock, heater, pushbutton radio, and power windows. Other touches include accessory wind deflectors on the vent widows and a period Fulton traffic-light viewer atop the dash. Underhood, the formidable 308-cid Hornet six-cylinder engine is equipped with the legendary ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system with dual Carter carburetors and bold red air cleaners for added power. Predictably a crowd pleaser everywhere it is shown, this handsome and rare first-year Hornet 6 Convertible Brougham has also been featured in several magazines and won dozens of car show trophies. Handsome, powerful, well-restored, carefully preserved, and very rare, this Hudson Hornet 6 ‘Twin H-Power’ Convertible Brougham provides a tangible link to Hudson’s rich racing legacy and the excellence that, in many ways, made it a superior alternative to the “Big Three.”

1951 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin-H Power' Convertible Brougham

Auction: Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Auction
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Details for Hudson Hornet 6 \\'Twin-H Power\\' Convertible Brougham 1951 for sale

Make: Hudson
Type: Hornet 6 \\'Twin-H Power\\' Convertible Brougham
Year: 1951
Price: Auction
USD on_request
Advert ID: 234411
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