1953 Hudson Italia

Hudson Motor Car Company began the manufacture of automobiles in Detroit in 1909, and merged with Nash in 1954 to form American Motors Corporation. The Hudson nameplate was continued for three more years, ending in 1957. Prior to the merger, Hudson, like many other car companies, set out to build a sports car to bring attention to the brand and to bring customers into the showroom.

Hudson created the Italia, a car built on the 1954 Hudson Jet chassis, with a hand formed aluminum body built by Carrozzeria Touring in Italy. Only 26 cars were produced. All cars were Italian Cream in color with red and cream interiors. They were equipped with Borrani wheels. The cost to the dealer for the Italia was $4,800.


1953 Hudson Italia vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

The Hudson Italia is arguably, the single most famous and unquestionably the most photographed of close to four million cars built by the Hudson Motor Car Company from 1909 through 1957. This marked Hudsons entry into the Dream Car field. It was bril....[continue reading]

Coupe by Touring
 

Related Reading : Hudson Italia History

Produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, the Hudson Italia was a compact car with limited production capacity. It was designed by Frank Spring and in cooperation with Carrozzeria Touring of Italy, during the 1954 and 1955 model years. Toying around with the design for an Experimental Sports Car, Frank worked closely with Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni, the chief designer of....
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1953 Hudson Models



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