1934 Hudson Series LU Eight Convertible Coupe / 966027 Chassis Information

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

1934 Hudson Series LU Eight photograph

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Convertible Coupe
Chassis #: 966027
Sold for $156,750 at 2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction.
Although the world was feeling the effects of the Great Depression, Hudson launched its all new streamlined models for 1934. It had a modernistic new look and was advertised as being 'Streamlined in Wind-Sculptured Steel.' They had elongated hoods, flowing fenders, and - for the first time on its 1934 models, Hudson offered a factory-installed radio and, optional at no extra cost, the semi-independent 'Axleflex' front suspension system. On the interior was a new dash panel placing the instruments into closer view of the driver. There was improved ventilation, and an improved synchromesh system delivering smoother gear changes. Another addition for 1934 was a triple-beam headlamps system with the third beam a cornering light controlled by a toe switch.

The 1934 Hudsons offered performance and reliability, and enjoyed strong demand from various law enforcement agencies who intended to chase down Prohibition-era bootleggers and 1930s bank robbers. The Hudon Eight's were more powerful than Henry Ford's V8.

For 1934, the Hudson Eight was available in three trim levels consisting of the LT Special, LU Deluxe, and the LTS Challenger, all resting on a 116-inch wheelbase. Other 1934 Hudson models included the LL Special and the LLU Deluxe models on the 123-inch wheelbase.

This 1934 Hudson Series LU 2/4-Passenger Convertible Coupe features the streamlined design principles being applied to Hudson vehicles of this era. It was given its first restoration in 1970, beginning with a solid, rust-free original car. It is believed that this bodystyle on the Series LU is one of fewer than ten examples remaining today.

This Hudson was acquired by the Hostetlers in mid-2010. When they purchased the car, it had a new wood grain dash, a custom-built black convertible top piped in red and complete with a glass rear window, new Coker whitewall radial tires, and new leather upholstery and carpeting.

This Convertible Coupe has suicide-style rear hinged doors, hinged engine cooling vents, rumble seat, and flip-out windshield. Accessories including a spotlight, Art Deco 'bird in the nest' hood mascot, factory radio, and a covered rear spare wheel-and-tire assembly. The engine is a 254 cubic-inch L-head inline eight-cylinder unit fitted with a Carter single-barrel carburetor and offering 113 horsepower. There is a three-speed synchromesh manual transmission, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2019

2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction

Sale Price :
$156,750

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 Hudson Series LU Deluxe 2/4-Passenger Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 966027
Sold for $156,750
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Hostetlers Hudson Auto Museum Auction
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