1952 Hudson Hornet Sedan Vehicle Profile

1952 Hudson Hornet photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet photograph

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Detroit department store magnate, J.L. Hudson and Roy D. Chapin joined forces to form the Hudson Motor Company in 1909. Their goal of this new venture was to build a low-priced car for under $1,000. When Hudson introduced their 'Twenty', it was one of the first low-priced cars on the American market and it was very successful with more than 4,000 sold in the inaugural year.

The Hornet was introduced in 1951 based on Hudson's 'step-down' design that featured unibody construction. It had a low center of gravity that contributed to improved handling and ride. The Hornet was powered by a 308 cubic-inch straight six engine that offered 145 horsepower. The engine was capable of much more power and combined with the car's handling, became unbeatable in stock car racing in the 1950s.

Hornet prices started at $2,540 and 35,921 were produced in 1952. The 'Twin H-Power' version introduced in 1952 offered dual single-barrel carburetors and a functional hood scoop that increased power to 170 horsepower.


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1952 Hudson Hornet Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Hudson Hornet Sedan
Sold for USD$47,300
  2020 Mecum : Glendale
 
1952 Hudson Hornet Hollywood
Sold for USD$28,050
  2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1952 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin-H Power' Prototype Pickup Recreation
Chassis#: 7B-187701
Sold for USD$57,200
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction
1952 Hudson Hornet image  1952 Hudson Hornet image  
1952 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin-H Power' Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 7B-201613
Sold for USD$99,000
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction
1952 Hudson Hornet image  1952 Hudson Hornet image  
1952 Hudson Hornet Hollywood Coupe
Sold for USD$61,600
  2018 Mecum : Hershey
 
1952 Hudson Hornet Four-Door Sedan
Chassis#: 183883
Sold for USD$44,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
1952 Hudson Hornet image  
1952 HUDSON HORNET SEDAN
Chassis#: 183883
Sold for USD$27,500
  2013 Preserving the Automobile : An Auction at the Simeone Foundation
1952 Hudson Hornet image  
1952 Hudson Hornet 6 Hollywood
Sold for USD$33,000
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1952 Hudson Hornet Four-Door Sedan
Chassis#: 189421
Sold for USD$178,750
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1952 Hudson Hornet image  1952 Hudson Hornet image  
1952 Hudson Hornet Hollywood
Sold for USD$42,500
  2012 Mecum Auctions - 2012 The Salmon Brothers Collection
 
1952 Hudson Hornet Sedan
Sold for USD$44,500
  2010 Mecum Auctions - Monterey
 
1952 Hudson Hornet Hollywood Coupe
Chassis#: 78171281
Sold for USD$17,600
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1952 Hudson Hornet Twin H Power Conv.
Sold for USD$56,650
  2003 Carail Museum
 
1952 HUDSON HORNET SEDAN
Sold for USD$5,400
  2003 Kruse Auction - Denver, CO
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Hudson Hornet's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Hudson Hornet Sedan 2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1952 Hudson Hornet Sedan1838832019 Auburn Spring : RM Auctions $35,000$40,000
1952 Hudson Hornet Brougham Convertible7B1882472018 Mecum : Los Angeles$125,000  
1952 Hudson Hornet 2015 Hollywood Motors : Amelia Island Select   
1952 Hudson Hornet Coupe 2008 Mecum Muscle Cars & More Live TV Episode 4$17,500  
1952 HUDSON HORNET HOLLYWOOD TWO DOOR HARDTOP 2003 Kruse Auction Denver, CO$17,500  
1952 HUDSON HORNET HARDTOP 2003 Kruse Auction New Braunfels, TX$27,300  
1952 HUDSON HORNET HARDTOP 2003 Kruse Auction New Braunfels, TX$7,300  
1952 HUDSON HORNET HARDTOP 2003 Kruse Auction New Braunfels, TX$25,250  
1952 HUDSON HORNET FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2001 Kruse Auction Denver, CO$17,000  

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