Bidding could be fierce for this red beauty when it crosses the block.
There’s nothing quite as sophisticated and powerful in classic ways as this 1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible. Part of the venerable George Shinn, you can be assured this is a quality vehicle. In fact, it went through a professional frame-up restoration, performed by 21st Century Hudson in Heyworth, Illinois back in 2014. This car will be auctioned off through GAA Classic Car Auctions.
Literally making this classic Hudson Hornet Convertible shine is a Lipstick Red exterior. It goes perfectly with the rechromed trim pieces, including the authentic badges, and striking reproduction Kelsey-Hayes style wire wheels. Just as well-restored is the black convertible top, which shows no signs of damage or fading. A red leather interior will quite literally couch you in throw-back luxury, complete with all the vintage controls and gauges intact.
Those famous twin H-Power carburetors are proudly on display under the hood, painted the same bright red as the body and sporting yellow graphics you just can’t miss. Underneath is a 308ci CI 7X racing engine, giving this car the kind of performance to match the bold exterior. A dual range Hydra-Matic transmission makes for even smoother acceleration.
Hudson Hornets were known for being more than just powerful and fast. They exuded sophisticated confidence, thanks to luxurious appointments, and this one is no different. Included is power steering and power brakes, so you don’t need to struggle just to drive the car. Power windows and a power-folding top add even greater convenience.
1954 was the last production year for the Hudson Hornet Convertible, making this a legendary swan song. The Hornet was offered in two generations, the first one starting in 1951 and ending in 1954. During that time the car was used to much success in NASCAR American Motors Corporation stepped in and assumed control of the Hudson brand, making the updated Hornet from 1955 to 1957. A first-generation car is highly collectible today.