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  • Last production year of the Hudson brand
  • The most powerful 258 PS version
  • 3 owners from new
  • Original condition
  • Flash away Hydramatic transmission
  • Hornets are considered as one of the most collectable US cars
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted Checkout payment
  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Ceska Lipa, Czechia

The Hudson Hornet is a full-sized automobile that was manufactured by Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan from 1951 until 1954, when Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson merged to form American Motors Corporation (AMC). Hudson automobiles continued to be marketed under the Hudson brand name through the 1957 model year.
Hudson was the first automobile manufacturer to get involved in stock car racing = NASCAR. The Hornet dominated stock car racing in the early-1950s, when stock car racers actually raced stock cars.
In 1957, the historic Hudson name came only in a Hornet version in "Super" and "Custom" series, and was available as a four-door sedan or a two-door "Hollywood" hardtop.
The power was increased by way of AMC's new 327 cu in (5.4 L) V8 that was rated at 258 PS (190 kW) with a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts.
On 25 June 1957 the Hudson brand name with its racing heritage was discontinued. Total production of 1957 Hornets was 4.108, split between 3.359 sedans and 749 Hollywood Hardtops.
Hudson Hornets are legendary for their NASCAR racing history and Jay Leno lists them as one of the "top ten of America's most collectible cars". "One of the great postwar landmarks - a true champion" gives it a big edge in collector appeal. Richard M. Langworth describes the Hornets in his book Complete Book of Collectible Cars: 70 Years of Blue Chip Auto Investments as "the most remembered Hudson of the postwar years, one of the industry's all-time greats".

This 1957 Hudson Hornet 80 Custom series 4-door sedan comes in original condition from one of Canada's largest private collections of classic cars. Originally from the USA from Pennsylvania owned by only one owner, then transferred to British Columbia, Canada and here it was a part of a showroom only collection. The seller is the third owner.
The car is fully drivable, all functional. Paint 8/10. A few spots show some paint touch-ups.
The car is rustfree. The chrome parts are in perfect condition. The dashboard is in very good condition, the seats unfortunately with some cracks. The seals of the doors show a lot of wear already. There are some new seals included with the sale of the car.
The engine is a 327 c.i. carter 4-barrel carb. dual exhaust producing 190 kw / 258 PS. Transmission is a General Motor Hydramatic, referred to as a "Flash away Hydramatic".
From the last year of Hudson production. Original US and Canadian title available. Original manual and Certificate of Sale included. Car fully cleared and registered in the country as a historic vehicle.

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Model

Production date01/1957
Body TypeSedan
Engine5.354 ccm, 258 PS, V8
transmissionAutomatic
SteeringLeft Hand Drive
LayoutRear Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorBrown / Beige
Color - interiorBeige / Grey
Miles/Kilometers shown50.890 mls
Chassis / VINY13941
Location - CountryCzechia
Location - CityCeska Lipa

Notes

4-door sedan body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 5354 cm3 / 326.7 cui, advertised power: 190 kW / 255 hp / 258 PS (SAE gross), torque: 468 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 5315 mm, width: 1981 mm, wheelbase: 3080 mm; reference weights: shipping weight 1721 kg; top speed: 182 km/h (113 mph) (©theoretical); accelerations: 0-60 mph 10.4 s; 0-100 km/h 11 s

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