1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A Convertible Brougham / 7A71472 Vehicle Information

1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A photograph

1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A
Convertible Brougham
Chassis #: 7A71472
Sold for $220,000 at 2014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey.
Sold for $185,052 (DKK1,150,000) at 2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction.
Hudson Hornet Twin H-Power Convertible Brougham was treated to a three-year restoration. It is finished in light metallic gold with a beige and green leather interior. It has the Twin H-Power carburetor setup, dual range Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, power windows and power convertible top, radio, heater, and the distinctive Hudson sun visor mounted on the windshield frame. It rides on chrome wire wheels and period-correct wide whitewall tires.

The all-new H-145 308 cubic-inch flathead inline-six engine produced 145 horsepower which was more than the new OHV V8s offered by Oldsmobile and Cadillac. It offered nearly 20 horsepower more than the Hudson Commodore Eight - with the Hudson Super Six Custom body. The engine was offered exclusively in the Hornet in 1951. The H-145 engine had an aluminum 'Power Dome' cylinder head and higher compression at 7.2:1, making it the most-powerful and largest six-cylinder engine in an American car. Fuel was fed to the engine via a single two-barrel carburetor.

The Twin H-Power was a dealer installed option in late 1951, before becoming a factory option in 1952. Twin H-Power replaced the single two-barrel carburetor with two one-barrel carburetors feeding through individual manifolds.

Hudson described the construction of the body and frame as a 'monobloc' or unit body, one of the first in the United States auto industry. The design was introduced in 1948 as the Hudson 'Step Down' style that placed the floor panels inside a wide perimeter frame, lowering the seats and creating a spacious interior. The overall height of the car was just 60 inches.

With the H145 engine, the Hornet was a fearsome competitor for NASCAR and AAA stock car racing. With Twin H-Power and additional tuning of the H145 engine, Hudson Hornets won more races and championships between 1951-1954 more than any other manufacturer. The 'Hudson Hornets' won 13 races in 1951, 49 races in 1952, and 46 in 1953 together with the 1952 and 1953 NASCAR championships.

The Convertible Brougham accounted for only 551 cars out of a total of 44,000 Hornets produced in 1951.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014


2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction

Sale Price :
USD $185,052 (DKK1,150,000.00)

2014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $175,000-USD $225,000 
Sale Price :
USD $220,000

1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1951 sales)
1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible
Sold for USD$77,000
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1951 Hudson Hornet 6 Custom Convertible
Chassis#: 7A-94373
Sold for USD$57,200
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  
1951 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin-H Power' Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 7A-49142
Sold for USD$104,500
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  
1951 HUDSON HORNET CUSTOM SEDAN
Chassis#: 122610
Sold for USD$15,400
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 7A122578
Sold for USD$72,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  
1951 HUDSON HORNET CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 7A60917
Sold for USD$50,600
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 7A109578
Sold for USD$165,000
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  
1951 Hudson Hornet Brougham Convertible
Sold for USD$72,500
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1951 HUDSON HORNET CONVERTIBLE BROUGHAM
Chassis#: 7A122578
Sold for USD$192,500
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  
1951 Hudson Hornet convertible paint model
Sold for USD$805
  2015 Auctions America : Hilton Head
 
1951 HUDSON HORNET BROUGHAM CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 7A71472
Sold for USD$185,052
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  
1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham
Sold for USD$57,200
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1951 Hudson Hornet Twin H-Power Convertible Brougham
Chassis#: 7A71472
Sold for USD$220,000
  2014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  
1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible
Sold for USD$99,000
  2014 Auctions America : California
 
1951 Hudson Hornet 6 Sedan
Sold for USD$21,450
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible
Sold for USD$80,000
  2013 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 
1951 Hudson Hornet
Sold for USD$4,800
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible
Sold for USD$99,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  
1951 Hudson Club Hornet
Chassis#: 7A50353Z
Sold for USD$29,835
  2009 Bonhams - Bicentennial Pavilion at Hotel Murano
 
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A
Sold for USD$93,500
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1951 Hudson Hornet Series 7A's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1951 Hudson Twin Hornet 2013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$120,000  
1951 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe7A50353Z2009 Bonhams Bicentennial Pavilion at Hotel Murano $35,000$40,000

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