Hudson Hornet 6 \\'Twin-H Power\\' Convertible Brougham 1952 for sale

1952 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin-H Power' Convertible Brougham
Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Auction

Offered Without Reserve

CHASSIS NO: 7B-201613

• Very rare as 1 of as few as 360 Hornet Convertible Broughams for ‘52
• Equipped with the iconic ‘Twin H-Power’ intake; handsomely restored
• Formerly owned by Minnesota-based construction businessman, Fritz Widmer
• Attractively presented from top to bottom; a true collectible icon
• Great period color combination, Hydra-Matic, well-accessorized

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”

Hudson was among the earliest of the Detroit automakers to introduce new models after the close of World War II and, without question, the new Hudson “Step Down” lineup was the most innovative and effective of all the new designs. Built with the passenger compartment located entirely inside the wheelbase and the passenger foot wells placed low between the widened chassis rails, the new “Step Down” Hudsons’ “Monobilt” unitized frame/chassis was an early expression of the \"unit body\" concept, which combined the body and frame into a single, welded unit. The rear chassis rails passed outside the rear wheels, in contrast to other American automobiles of the era, and would help Hudsons on early NASCAR tracks ride high on the outside line and ricochet off the corner barriers past the other non-Hudson entries. Standing just five feet high and possessing a low ride height and resultant low center of gravity, the new “Step Down” Hudsons were among the fastest, best-handling cars around, combined with good performance from Hudson's competent six- and eight-cylinder engines and comfortable and roomy interior compartments.

Hudson highlighted the 1951 model year with a new “Step Down” model dubbed the Hornet, with power delivered by a newly 308 cid inline six-cylinder engine, the company’s largest-displacement power unit for 1951. Developing 145 horsepower in basic tune and 170 ponies with the new, “over-the-counter” ‘Twin H-Power’ dual-carburetor intake system, it was the most powerful ‘six’ on the market in America, and Hornets were soon campaigned on the early, wildly popular stock-car racing circuit, where they quickly proved a force to reckon with by taking 13 victories in 1951 and utterly dominating 1952 with another 49 wins.

Equipped with the legendary ‘Twin H-Power’ induction system and basking in the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” racing legend, this handsome 1952 Hudson Hornet 6 Convertible Brougham was built during August 1952 and stands as one of only an estimated 360 examples originally produced. Restored during the late-1990s-early-2000s, it remains very good to excellent in condition throughout. The Hornet was acquired by Eldon Hostetler during October 2012 at an auction held on behalf of construction business owner Fritz Widmer of Cologne, Minnesota; interestingly, it was purchased by Mr. Hostetler along with a matching-color 1952 Hudson Hornet ‘Twin H-Power’ pickup at the same auction. Finished in eye-catching Seafoam Green over two-tone green upholstery and accented by an excellent Tan Haartz canvas top, the Hornet features ‘Twin H-Power’ induction – factory-available for the first time in 1952 – plus a Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, and accessories including a sun visor, fog lamps, grille and bumper guard assembly, door-handle guards, dual spotlights, a heater, and radio.

A recent inspection confirms the Hornet’s sleek body is free of damage, abuse, neglect, and repair, with excellent door, hood, and trunk lid fitment and even gaps and margins throughout. The light green paint finish remains very nice, showing only the most minor signs of aging and wear, accented by complete and attractive chrome and stainless brightwork. The inviting two-tone interior remains excellent, with few signs of aging, and the door panels and carpets are very clean to match, as is the trunk. The dashboard is accurately and completely restored, with all correct gauges and controls properly in place. The detailed chassis shows little use and all wiring, grease fittings, and fasteners are correct and complete. The engine bay is similarly tidy and attractive, and the legendary and rare 308-cid ‘Twin H-Power’ engine is accurately restored, well-detailed, and complete with the proper components. Handsome and desirable in every possible respect, this 1952 Hudson Hornet 6 ‘Twin H-Power’ Convertible Brougham is simply a great example.

1952 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin-H Power' Convertible Brougham

Auction: Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Auction
Seller: Worldwide Auctioneers
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Details for Hudson Hornet 6 \\'Twin-H Power\\' Convertible Brougham 1952 for sale

Make: Hudson
Type: Hornet 6 \\'Twin-H Power\\' Convertible Brougham
Year: 1952
Price: Auction
USD on_request
Advert ID: 234412
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