1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR Coupe / 7B-139000 Vehicle Information

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR photograph

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Coupe
Chassis #: 7B-139000
Sold for $165,000 at 2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction.
In the early days of NASCAR, to say Hudson's were dominant would be a huge understatement. Their domination of the series was truly unbelievable. What made it even more impressive is that they did it with an inline-six cylinder engine. The 308 cubic-inch Hornets won 27 of 34 races in 1952 and 22 of 37 races in 1953.

The popularity of these cars came to light when the 'star' of the movie 'Cars' was chosen to be a representation of these famous racers. Through Doc Hudson, the legend of the Fabulous Hudson Hornets has been carried forward to the up and coming generation of enthusiasts.

The National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) was founded in 1948 by Bill France Sr. It quickly grew in popularity and became the most popular motorsport body in America. The cars were truly 'stock' production-based vehicles with strictly limited modifications, and factory-available heavy-duty parts. The 'Fabulous Hudson Hornet' toed the line as the underdog against far better-funded teams. Defying the odds, the Hudson's immediately captured the hearts of racing fans everywhere. The best Hudson result came in June of 1949 when Bob Block put a Hudson Six on pole at Charlotte. Then the new-for-1951 models made their debut in December of 1950. In this highly competitive stock form, the Milford Brothers decided to enter a Hornet at the 160-lap 1951 Beach Race to be held on the sands of Daytona Beach. Their driver was a local named Marshall Teague, who qualified a solid 6th at 96.48 mph and ran with the leaders until Lap 28 when he over took everyone for the win, finishing over a minute ahead of Tim Flock's Lincoln.

After his astonishing accomplishment, he walked unannounced into the Detroit offices of Hudson Motor Car Company and left with sponsorship, the first such deal in NASCAR. For 1951 and 1952, he was a member of the Hudson factory team, piloting the 'Fabulous Hudson Hornet' stock cars to impressive finishes. Although the competition were powered by V-8 engines, the Hudson Hornet was powered by a 308 cubic-inch 'flathead' straight-6 engine tuned by Henry 'Smokey' Yunick, proprietor of Daytona's 'Best Damn Garage in Town.' The engine was combined with the car's low center of gravity, low weight, and good aerodynamics. Teague won seven of his 23 NASCAR entries (1949-1952) before moving to AAA-sanctioned events in 1953 following a dispute with Bill France Sr.

This 1952 Hudson is based on an original and well-preserved, low-mileage Hornet 6 Coupe. It is a 'Fabulous Hudson Hornet' recreation finished in period-correct paint colors plus race lettering in vinyl celebrating Marshall Teague. The interior is mostly original, with the rear seat removed, consistent with original early-1950s racing practice. The undercarriage, chassis, and engine bay remain mostly original, with the engine mounting a legendary 'Twin H-Power' intake setup.


2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction

Sale Price :
USD $165,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Hudson Hornet 6 Club Coupe NASCAR Recreation
Chassis#: 7B-139000
Sold for USD$165,000
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction
1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR image  1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR image  
1952 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin-H Power' 'Fabulous Hudson Hornet' NASCAR Herb Thomas
Chassis#: 7B-185596
Sold for USD$1,265,000
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction
1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR image  1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Hudson Hornet NASCAR's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Hudson Twin H-Power Hornet Six Coupe1994602019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Riyadh Auction   

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