1937 Hudson Terraplane news, pictures, specifications, and information
Sold for $28,050 at 2006 Worldwide Auctioneers
The 1937 Hudson Terraplane Utility Coupe shown here, finished in maroon and fitted with a tan cloth interior, was offered for sale at the 2006 Worldwide Group Auction where it was expected to fetch between $35,000-$45,000. It features a telescoping pick-up bed located in the trunk. The pick-up bed can be slid out and locked into three positions or it can be removed. The original owner had wide white wall tires, fog lights and a Banjo steering wheel installed. At the close of the auction the Terraplane had found a new owner at the price of $28,050.By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2017
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
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