Hudson Wasp Super 6 Hollywood Hardtop 1953 for sale

1953 Hudson Wasp Super 6 Hollywood Hardtop
Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Auction

Offered Without Reserve

CHASSIS NO: 5C-221320
• Exceptional rarity as 1 of just 590 originally produced
• Attractive and well-preserved Appenzeller Bros. restoration
• Fitted with ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system
• Equipped with clock, heater, radio, ‘Startix’ ignition

262 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 hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 119”

Introduced for a 1952-model year launch, the Wasp 6 series debuted as Hudson’s mid-level offering, essentially an upmarket version of the entry-level, short-wheelbase Pacemaker. Available in Brougham, Club Coupe, Sedan, Convertible Brougham, and two-door Hollywood Hardtop body styles. The Wasp was built on Hudson's shorter 119-inch wheelbase chassis, using the company's respected \"Monobilt\" step-down chassis design with unitized construction techniques. The higher-echelon Series 5C Wasp Super 6 joined the Hudson model range for 1953 with all five Wasp body styles as before, powered by a special 127-horsepower, 262-cid Hudson six-cylinder engine, while the Series 4C Wasp Deluxe 6 was only available in three closed body styles and Hudson’s 232-cid ‘six’ underhood. Standard Wasp Super 6 features included large-size hubcaps, scooped hood ornament, front-fender ornamentation, combination fuel/vacuum pump, foam rubber front seat cushions, and Deluxe steering wheel, plus “Super Wasp” scripts on the glove-box door, trunklid, and front fenders above the bodyside moldings.

This 1953 Hudson Wasp Super 6 is exceptionally attractive, finished in glossy red with a contrasting white hardtop roof, nicely accented by gleaming and complete bright trim. It was built during February 1953 and according to Eldon Hostetler’s remarks in his autobiography, it replaced a 1953 Hudson Wasp Sedan that was purchased by Eldon Hostetler in September 1994 – one that he particularly enjoyed driving until it was totaled in a collision with an errant motorist on June 10, 1997. By a stroke of good luck, Mr. Hostetler found this car in Littleton, Colorado, which was missing its engine and right-front fender. The low-mileage engine and drivetrain of the wrecked car were removed from it and swapped to the Hollywood offered here, the missing fender was replaced, and an iconic “Twin H-Power” intake system was purchased at the AACA Hershey meet and installed. Mr. Hostetler entrusted the restoration to the Appenzeller Brothers, with the work completed in June 1998. According to Mr. Hostetler, this Hollywood was originally equipped with a rare vinyl headliner. Further equipped with a steel sun visor, clock, heater, radio, and ‘Startix’ ignition, this 1953 Hudson Wasp Super 6 Hollywood Hardtop is very rare as one of just 590 produced and far fewer surviving examples today.

1953 Hudson Wasp Super 6 Hollywood Hardtop

Auction: Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum Auction
Seller: Worldwide Auctioneers
Phone: +1 260.925.6789

Details for Hudson Wasp Super 6 Hollywood Hardtop 1953 for sale

Make: Hudson
Type: Wasp Super 6 Hollywood Hardtop
Year: 1953
Price: Auction
USD on_request
Advert ID: 234415
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