1938 Hudson Deluxe 8

All 1938 Hudsons received a new grille with enlarged horizontal bars that were divided by a single vertical bar in the middle.

The 1938 Hudson Deluxe Eight Series 84 was offered in eight different bodystyles resting on a 122-inch chassis (which it shared with the Custom Six and Eight Series) and was powered by an eight-cylinder L-head engine. It displaced 254 cubic-inches and offered 122 horsepower. Pricing began at $990 for the coupe and rose to $1,185 for the convertible brougham. Apart from the Custom Eight Country Club series, this was Hudson's most expensive model.

Hudson made 51,078 shipments to its dealers for 1938. This was a dramatic increase of the nearly 20,000 shipments made the previous year.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2019

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1938 Deluxe 8
$1,185-$9,500
1938 Hudson Deluxe 8 Price Range: $990 - $1,185

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Hudson
1942Chevrolet (254,885)Ford (160,432)Plymouth (152,427)40,661
1941Chevrolet (1,008,976)Ford (691,455)Plymouth (522,080)79,529
1940Chevrolet (764,616)Ford (541,896)Plymouth (430,208)
1939Chevrolet (577,278)Ford (487,031)Plymouth (423,850)
1938Chevrolet (465,158)Ford (410,263)Plymouth (285,704)51,078
1937Ford (942,005)Chevrolet (815,375)Plymouth (566,128)
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)

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