Skip to main content

1937 Hudson Deluxe Eight Convertible news, pictures, specifications, and information
Chassis Num: 743063
 
Sold for $72,600 at 2006 RM Auctions.
The Hudson company was named after Joseph L. Hudson, a wealth Detroit businessman and founder of the Hudson Motor Car Company. During the 1920's the company built a reputation for their reliable Six and Super Six models. Their sister company, Essex, began producing a line of vehicles with six cylinder engines in 1924. This put pressure on Hudson to move further up-market which they did in 1930 with their Eight. The eight-cylinder engine used a side valve configuration and propelled Hudson into a new market.
The 1937 Hudsons achieved stunning success in the Class C, closed stock car racing circuit, breaking all existing records. Their durability and performance was unmatched and accounted for 38 records in 1937, many of them high speeds records and endurance runs.
This 1937 Hudson Deluxe Eight Convertible has an L-Head straight eight-cylinder 254.47 cubic-inch engine that produces 122 horsepower. It has a 'Hydraulic Hill Hold' electric pre-selector three speed transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
This example, with chassis number 743063 was estimated to sell between $60,000 - $80,000 at the 2006 RM Auctions in Meadow Brook. At the close of bidding, it found a new home at $72,600.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
The Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit produced the Terraplane automobile from 1932 through 1939. In 1932, it was known as the Essex Terraplane since the vehicle it was replace was known as the Essex. The Essex brand of vehicles had been with Hudson for a long time, first appearing in 1919. The Essex vehicles were low-priced alternative to mass-produced vehicles such as those by Ford and Chevrolet. The Terraplane continued this tradition by offering lots of internal room for its occupants and their luggage. The vehicle was inexpensive and offered in a variety of body-styles such as convertible, utility coupe, and truck. The vehicles were powered by a 212 cubic-inch L-head six-cylinder engine that was mated to a three-speed manual gearbox. Hydraulic brakes provided the stopping power for the 122 inch wheelbase. From 1935 through 1938 the Terraplane was offered with an optional steering column-mounted electric gear pre-selector and electro-mechanical automatic shifting system. It was manufactured by the Bendix Corporation.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
"
The powerhouse of the 124 model series: A highly sought-after young classic: the Mercedes-Benz 500 E
Anyone in the know will already be slavering at this model designation: launched in 1990, 25 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E with V8 engine and subtly muscular body is the top-of-the-range model in the 124 model series - and has long been one of the brand's most desirable 'young classic' models. A modest appearance, at first glance – this is one side of the Mercedes-Benz 500 E. Only the somewhat more voluminous wings, the slightly lower body and a modified front apron with inset fog lamps ...[Read more...]
Concours d'Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
The inaugural Concours d'Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens welcomed over 180 rare and exclusive automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles on the well-manicured 70-acre landscape. The backdrop for this elegant affair was the 6th largest historic estate open to the public - the Stan Hywet – which has the reputation as being the home of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. co-founder F.A. Seiberling. On the day of the concours, the weather report predicted rain. Instead, the enthusiasts and colle...[Read more...]
All-New Ford Mustang Offers High Performance with Sleek New Design and Innovative Tech
•All-new sophisticated design clearly inspired by 50 years of Mustang heritage evolved to attract wider array of customers and expand global market availability •The new Mustang is the first car to offer four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines that each produce at least 300 horsepower – a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, a more powerful 435-horsepower 5.0-liter V8, and an all-new 310-horsepower* 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine •Mustang sets new performance and dynamics benchmarks for the brand with worl...[Read more...]
GM'S TONAWANDA PLANT RETOOLED FOR HIGH-TECH ENGINES
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Some of General Motors' advanced manufacturing techniques to produce the all-new, Gen 5 Small Block engine family are microscopic, but they have a huge impact on the 75-year-old Tonawanda Engine Plant, where about 1,500 jobs have been created and retained since 2009. As a result of GM's $400 million investment, Tonawanda will eventually produce four versions of the Gen 5 Small Block – a 4.3L V-6, 5.3L V-8 and two variants of a 6.2L V-8. When the plant is at full product...[Read more...]
HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS FOR VOLKSWAGEN AT HOME RALLY
It was the home rally of all races where Volkswagen would fall short of their own high expectations for the first time since joining the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) in January 2013. This was the first time Volkswagen have missed out on a podium place in a season which has seen the team pick up six rally wins in eight rallies. And all this despite World Championship leaders in the Drivers' and Co-drivers' categories Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) and Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Antti...[Read more...]

Commodore
Hornet
Italia
Model 20
Model T
Model U
Pacemaker
Railton
Rambler
Super Six
Terraplane

1938 Deluxe 8 Image Right
© 1998-2016. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.