1934 Hudson Eight LT Special news, pictures, specifications, and information
The entirely new-for-'34 Hudson was described in dealer brochures as 'Streamlined in Wind Sculptured Steel,' Frank S. Spring, who moved to Hudson as Director of Styling from Walter M. Murphy Coachbuilders in 1931, led the design team. Spring had charge of all Hudson exterior and interiors from 1933 until the company merged with Nash in 1954. The 1934 Convertible Coupes were unique in that Hudson contracted fabrication to the custom coachwork firm of Briggs Manufacturing Company located in Detroit.
This 1934 Hudson 8 LT Special Convertible Coupes was shipped to Massachusetts from the mid-west as a 'basket case' in 1998. During the next eight years, the current owner performed much of the restoration. Only twelve 1934 Hudson 8 convertibles are known to remain. The color is designated Hudson factory symbol 'T' Daphnis Green.' The Hudson Special Convertible Coupe is equipped with twin horns, two full chromium tail lamps, fender lamps and radio. It's original list price was around $1,000.
Chassis Num: 966027
|Sold for $104,500 at 2010 RM Auctions.|
At its peak in 1929, 300,962 cars were produced by Hudson and its lower priced companion car, Essex, allowing Hudson to finish third in sales among American nameplates, just behind Ford and Chevrolet.
The Hudson LU model, also known as the Deluxe Eight, represented the luxury end of the Hudson line. It was powered by a 254 CID straight eight-cylinder engine offering 113 horsepower and rode on a 116-inch wheelbase chassis. In convertible form, the car sold for $900.
This Hudson Convertible Coupe was first restored in 1970 and is one of fewer than 10 examples remaining today. Recently, the current owner acquired the Hudson and invested some $30,000, with brand-new leather upholstery, new carpeting, a new wood-grain dash, a custom-built black convertible top with red piping, a glass rear window, a new matching top boot, a restored top mechanism and a new set of Coker wide whitewall radial tires. The car features suicide doors, a rumble seat, a flip-out windshield, a factory-fitted spotlight, and hinged array of engine-cooling vents.
In 2010, this Hudson Eight was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook event presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $80,000-$100,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $104,500 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2011
|VOLVO CARS FEATURES LUXURIOUS INTERIOR PACKAGE FOR MODEL YEAR 2015 VOLVO CARS FEATURES LUXURIOUS INTERIOR PACKAGE FOR MODEL YEAR 2015|
|ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (March 27, 2014) - A wider choice of personalization possibilities is in sharp focus when Volvo Car Group presents the new model year 2015 lineup. Buyers of the Volvo XC60 and S80 can order a stunning interior upgrade with the luxurious Inscription package. Inscription package 'The Inscription package offers consumers a complete luxury upgrade of the interior. It is perfectly in line with our aim to move Volvo towards a more premium brand position,' says Ander...[Read more...]|
|The Petersen Automotive Museum's Newest Exhibit - Town Cars: Arriving In Style|
|As the evolution from horse-drawn carriage to the automobile was underway in the early 20th century, Town Cars quickly became a pillar of luxury, sophistication and an illustration of one's status – a counterpoint to the average, mass produced Ford Model T. Los Angeles, (Feb. 18, 2014) – Known as 'Mr. Showmanship,' it's no wonder that Liberace not only owned a town car – a vehicle designed around status and opulence – but took it to the next, flashy level by covering the exterior ...[Read more...]|
|The ‘Quadrifoglio Verde' is back on Giulietta and MiTo|
|The legendary 'Quadrifoglio Verde' that has identified the top performing cars by Alfa Romeo since 1923 is back on the new versions • Giulietta celebrates its 60th anniversary with a new 'Quadrifoglio Verde' • True expression of Alfa Romeo's DNA, this car marks the debut of the new 240 HP 1750 Turbo Petrol engine with all-aluminium direct injection • State-of-the-art 'Alfa TCT' 6-speed twin dry clutch transmission • It's the same engine/transmission as the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar • Giuliet...[Read more...]|
|Breaking news from Coys|
|1966 AC Shelby Cobra - Now selling at No Reserve! Coys are pleased to announce that a 1966 AC Shelby Cobra will now be selling at No Reserve later today at the Autosport International show at the NEC in Birmingham. Featured on the front cover of Classic & Sportscar magazine in September 2012, this Cobra is beautifully presented in Rangoon Red paintwork with black leather upholstery and hood and tan tonneau and sidescreens, and the car still displays a delightful patina. The 427ci b...[Read more...]|
|Lost Mercedes - Surfaces At Bonhams|
|One owner, unrestored, supercharged 'S' Type Mercedes to be sold by Bonhams at Goodwood Revival this autumn One of the greatest and most important motor car finds of the last decade, the 'Lost Mercedes' is to be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale on Saturday 15th September 2012. Bonhams announced today that it has been commissioned to sell a recently discovered 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 'S' Type Sports Tourer which almost without precedent for motor cars of this type and d...[Read more...]|
|1934 Hudson models|
|Hudson Indy Racing Special|
|Other models by Hudson|
© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.