Hudson 1954

USA

Hornet
Wasp
Jet
Italia – end of prod. (26 ex. incl. prototype)
X-161 – prototype 


Hudson

 

6 maja połączenie z Nashem - powstała American Motors Company.


The response to the new Hudson Italia is mixed. Some criticize the style being too baroque but the greatest drawback is its side-valve, six-cylinder engine. Almost all competitors offers fiery V8s. Hudson does not have a V engine but the six-cylinder Twin-H Power of the Hornet would be much better choice. Is it "a gimmick with no commercial future" ? Hudson doesn't believe that and Frank Spring is working on 4-door saloon version of the Italia.

The Hornet Special was the last new Hudson series introduced (March 19, 1954). Less than a month later Hudson merged with Nash, and in October, 1954 the last "true" Hudson was built in Detroit. 1955 models will be built in Kenosha, Wisconsin using Nash bodies with new Hudson trim. 


 


Wasp


 Hollywood Hardtop 2 Door Coupé
 Brougham 2 Door Convertible
 2 Door Club Coupé
 2 Door Club Sedan
 4 Door Sedan

 


Super Wasp

 


Wasp Club Sedan

 


Hornet


 2 Door Brougham Convertible
 2 Door Club Coupé
 2 Door Hollywood Hardtop Coupé
 4 Door Sedan
 Special 2 Door Club Sedan
 Special 2 Door Sedan Club Coupé
 Special 4 Door Sedan

 


Hornet Hollywood Hardtop


Hornet Hollywood Hardtop

 


Hornet Club Coupe


Hornet Special Four-Door Sedan


Hornet Special Club Sedan. The mid-year Hornet Special models uses Super Wasp exterior trim, different from the regular Hornets as follows: less trim around windshield, side windows, and rear window, elimination of the bright metal strip below the trunk lid, lack of full wheel covers and/or wheel trim rings, addition of a special nameplate on front fenders, and a Super Wasp interior rather than the more upscale Hornet interior.

 


Hornet Special Club Coupe

 


Jet


Jet
  2 Door Club Sedan
  2 Door Utility Sedan
  4 Door Sedan
Jet-Liner
  2 Door Club Sedan
  4 Door Sedan
Super Jet
  2 Door Club Sedan
  4 Door Sedan

 


Jet-Liner


Jet-Liner


Super Jet Club Sedan


Jet Four-Door Sedan


Jet Utility Sedan


Jet Family Club Sedan

 


Italia


 2 Door Sport Coupé

 


Hudson Italia at Turin Motor Show.

 


Hudson Italia sports car with body built in Italy by Touring presented at New York Motor Show.

 


X-161


 prototype

 


Hudson X-161 Concept Car

 

 

 


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F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:
 
  Carrera Panamericana 19-23.11.54 (round 6) *   Results:
#       Entrant: gen. class      
219 Wasp   Eckart / Hamplemann Eckart 38th TS 11th    
* only finishing cars listed.