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1919 Essex Series A Touring

Offered Without Reserve
• Attractive, high-quality restoration by the Appenzeller Brothers
• Very well-preserved and nicely presented
• Representing the first model year for Essex
• Well-equipped with desirable period accessories
        SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY 180 cid F-head inline four-cylinder engine, single Essex carburetor, 55 BHP at 2,800 RPM, (18.2 HP N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi- . . .
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1922 Essex Four Touring

Offered Without Reserve
• Very well-presented example throughout
• Accessorized with spotlight and Moto-Meter
• Known to Eldon Hostetler for many years before purchase
• Formerly owned and extensively toured in California
        180 cid F-head inline four-cylinder engine, single Essex carburetor, 55 BHP at 2,800 RPM, (18.2 HP N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf spr . . .
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Coachwork by Johnson and Smith

1925 Essex Roadster

Offered Without Reserve
• Coachbuilt and sold new in New Zealand
• Extremely rare and jaunty body style with “dickey” seat
• Documented owner history in New Zealand to 1960
• Nicely equipped and presented; retains 1925 registration
        144.6 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, single Stewart carburetor, 17.3 HP (N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid and semi-floating rear axles, leaf spring suspension, two-whee . . .
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1928 Essex Super Six Two-Door Coach

Offered Without Reserve
• Striking example of one of the most popular prewar automobiles
• Full show-quality restoration by Pat and Jan Appenzeller 2006-2007
• First in Class, 2014 Eyes on Design Automotive Design Exhibition
• A winning combination from the best Essex sales year
        153 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 55 BHP at 4,000 RPM (17.6 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), single downdraft carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf . . .
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1929 Essex Dover U.S. Mail Truck

Offered Without Reserve
• Extremely rare Essex-based commercial vehicle
• Located in Wyoming by the Harrah Collection
• Complete “Gold Star” restoration at Harrah’s
• Accompanied by Harrah’s Verification Certificate
• Purchased in 1993 by Eldon Hostetler
        161.4 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 55 BHP at 3,600 RPM (19.4 HP N.A.C.C. rating), single downdraft carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf . . .
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Body by Biddle and Smart

1929 Essex Speedabout Boattail Roadster

Offered Without Reserve
• Extremely rare and sporting model
• Believed one of only five produced in 1929
• Handsome and enduring older restoration
• Lightweight and striking alloy body by Biddle and Smart
• Equipped with a host of desirable period accessories
        161.4 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, Marvel downdraft carburetor, 55 BHP at 3,600 RPM, (19.4 HP N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission plus overdrive, solid front and semi-floating . . .
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1932 Essex Terraplane Convertible Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• Purchased new and used by Hudson co-founder Roy D. Chapin and his wife
• Used in Washington, D.C. during Mr. Chapin’s tenure as Secretary of Commerce
• Formerly part of the Edison Institute of Technology; ex-Mark Smith
• Unrestored, highly original, first-year of the highly regarded Essex Terraplane
        193.1 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 70 BHP at 3,200 RPM (20.7 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), single downdraft carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, le . . .
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1932 Essex Terraplane Series K Standard Six Flower Car

Offered Without Reserve
• Winner, AACA Senior National honors, 1989
• Purchased by Eldon Hostetler in 1992
• Well-preserved, presented, and highly engaging
• Rare and distinctive flower car adaptation
        193.1 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 70 BHP at 3,200 RPM (20.7 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), single downdraft carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, le . . .
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1933 Essex Terraplane Eight Series KT Deluxe Convertible Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• The sole example known with dual side-mounted spares
• Nicely presented example of Terraplane’s top model for ‘33
• Long-term ownership and care within the Hostetler Collection
• Abundant standard features include a factory radio
• Renowned prewar performer
        244 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, 94 BHP at 3,600 RPM (27.6 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), single downdraft carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, le . . .
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1909 Hudson Model 20 Open Roadster

Offered Without Reserve
• Historic example from Hudson’s inaugural model line
• Beautifully restored, finished, and presented throughout
• Formerly part of Imperial Palace and Harrah Collections
• One of the most sophisticated and successful Brass Era models
• Excellent history from new, supported by 1952 news article
• Multiple show and concours award winner
        198 cid inline four-cylinder engine, 20 BHP (A.L.A.M. rating)/22.5 HP, single carburetor, three-speed sliding gear transmission, semi-floating rear axle, front and rear leaf-spring suspension, two-whe . . .
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1911 Hudson Model 33 Speedster

Offered Without Reserve
• High-performance Speedster built to promote Hudson in Puerto Rico
• Striking presence with older and enduring professional restoration
• Fascinating history; long-term ownership and care in Hostetler Collection
• Shown at Meadow Brook and Louisville; October 1998 Cars & Parts cover
        226 cid inline four-cylinder Continental engine, single Stromberg carburetor, 33 BHP (26.6 HP N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed sliding gear transmission, semi-floating rear axle, front and rear leaf-spri . . .
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Coachwork by Rawlinson

1911 Hudson Model 33 Cabriolet Runabout

Offered Without Reserve
• Shipped new to England for stylish custom coachwork
• Unique styling and bespoke features including body moldings
• Older, yet enduring and highly attractive restoration
• Shipped to the United States in 1954; collector-owned since
• Equipped when new with electric starter and 12V electrics
        226 cid inline four-cylinder Continental engine, single Stromberg carburetor, 33 BHP (26.6 HP N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed sliding gear transmission, semi-floating rear axle, front and rear leaf-spri . . .
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1913 Hudson Model 37 Touring

Offered Without Reserve
• Early Hudson model featuring self-starting
• Veteran of many long-distance touring events
• Formerly owned by noted collector Merrill Maxfield of Utah
• Equipped with added overdrive for relaxed cruising
        280.6 cid Continental inline four-cylinder engine, 37 BHP at 1,500 RPM (27.2 HP N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, leaf-spring suspension, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, two . . .
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1915 Hudson Model Six-40 Phaeton

Offered Without Reserve
• An important early Hudson with advanced features for the era
• Restored under prior owner with touring enjoyment in mind
• Well-equipped, presented, and nicely preserved
• Nice paint finish, period features, and fine details
        288.5 cid inline six-cylinder engine, 42 BHP (29.4 N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf-spring suspension, two-wheel mechanical brakes (rea . . .
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1917 Hudson Shaw Special Single-Seater Racing Car

Offered Without Reserve
• Built and raced by Horace Shaw of Rochester, New York
• AACA Certified Competition Race Vehicle (# 072)
• Sophisticated competition engineering throughout
• Powered by Hudson Super Six racing engine
• Registered in period by the AAA (# 123)
• AACA National Champion (Class 24-A), 1992
• Exhaustively researched and beautifully restored by Ralph Prueitt
        292 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, dual Winfield two-inch updraft carburetors, Hudson three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and underslung live rear axle with leaf springs and dual . . .
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1918 Hudson Super Six Series M Limousine

Offered Without Reserve
• Early example of Hudson’s renowned Super Six
• Luxurious and industry-leading closed bodywork
• Collector-owned and very nicely presented overall
• Features include division window and privacy blinds
        288.6 cid inline six-cylinder engine, side draft carburetor, 76 BHP at 2,450 RPM (29.4 HP N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf-spring suspe . . .
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1921 Hudson Super Six Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• Rare body style with unusual aluminum coachwork
• Interesting ‘First Series’ 1921 model
• Well-preserved older restoration completed 1980
• Part of the renowned Hostetler Collection since 1988
        288.6 cid inline six-cylinder engine, side draft carburetor, 76 BHP at 2,450 RPM (29.4 HP N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf-spring suspe . . .
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Alloy custom coachwork in the style of Vanden Plas

1927 Hudson Super Six Supercharged Sports Tourer

Offered Without Reserve
• Artfully engineered Hudson powerplant with supercharged induction
• Inspired by the Van den Plas-bodied ‘Blower’ Bentleys of Le Mans fame
• Built during early 1990s by Australian master craftsman, Wolfgang Rebien
• Constructed with impeccable workmanship with myriad fine details
• Aluminum body panels and Brazilian mahogany framing underneath
• Top-quality Haartz cloth top with bent American Cherry bows, Connolly leather
• Exhibited at Amelia Island and most recently at Gilmore Museum
        288.6 cid supercharged, F-head inline six-cylinder Hudson engine, twin Hudson carburetors, three-speed manual transmission, modified Hudson chassis with live front and semi-floating rear axles, front . . .
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Coachwork by Biddle and Smart

1927 Hudson Series O Roadster

Offered Without Reserve
• Exceedingly rare with aluminum coachwork
• Concours restoration by LaVine Restorations
• Exhibited, 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
• AACA National Award Winner, 2012
• Best in Class, 2013 Concours d’Elegance of America
• Prior owners include Herbert Bell and Harrah Collection
• From the first year for Hudson’s updated F-head engine
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, 92 BHP at 3,200 RPM, 29.4 HP (N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, live front and semi-floating rear axles, front and rear leaf spring suspen . . .
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1927 Hudson Series O Fire Engine

Offered Without Reserve
• Original Hudson chassis supplied new to Alden, Minnesota Fire Department
• Converted when new by local Hudson dealer and volunteers
• In service 1927-1958; lovingly nicknamed the “Flintstone”
• Totally restored by Bruce and Evelyn Mori-Kubo
• Wonderful example of Hudson Super Six capability
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, 92 BHP at 3,200 RPM, 29.4 HP (N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, live front and semi-floating rear axles, front and rear leaf spring suspen . . .
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Coachwork by Murphy

1928 Hudson Series O Convertible Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Extremely rare aluminum Coachwork by Murphy
• Owned by a succession of collectors including Harrah’s
• CCCA recognized Full Classic® with unparalleled event access
• Part of the Hostetler Hudson Collection since 1998
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, single downdraft carburetor, 92 BHP at 3,600 RPM (19.4 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, le . . .
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Coachwork by Biddle and Smart, Design by Murphy

1928 Hudson Super Six Series O Victoria

Offered Without Reserve
• Extremely rare with just two known survivors
• Long-term ownership and care under the Hostetlers
• Fully restored by Pat and Jan Appenzeller of Milford, Indiana
• Striking paint color chosen personally by Mrs. Hostetler
• Wonderful example of Murphy design prowess
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, 92 BHP at 3,200 RPM, 29.4 HP (N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, live front and semi-floating rear axles, front and rear leaf spring suspen . . .
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Coachwork by Murphy

1928 Hudson Series O Town Car

Offered Without Reserve
• Striking “one-off” with Murphy custom coachwork
• Believed the most expensive Hudson ever when new
• Stretched Model O chassis; bespoke details and features
• Built to order for the wife of a legendary business tycoon
• Featured, Automobile Quarterly (1985) and White Triangle News (1977)
• Part of the Hostetler Hudson Collection since 2004
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, single downdraft carburetor, 92 BHP at 3,600 RPM (19.4 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, le . . .
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Coachwork by Murphy

1928 Hudson Super Six Series O Convertible Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Extremely rare Murphy Convertible Sedan with alloy coachwork
• Complete, concours-quality restoration by LaVine Restorations
• Best in Class winner, 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
• AACA National First Prize Award winner, 2010
• CCCA Full Classic® recognition approved 2010
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, 92 BHP at 3,200 RPM, 29.4 HP (N.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, live front and semi-floating rear axles, front and rear leaf spring suspen . . .
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Coachwork by Graber

1929 Hudson Series R Convertible Victoria

Offered Without Reserve
• Sporting one-of-a-kind custom coachwork
• Unique double-acting doors open from front or rear
• Exceptionally high-quality restoration
• Fabulous and rare example of Hudson’s international flair
• CCCA Full Classic® status awarded during 2010
        288.5 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, single carburetor, 92 BHP, three-speed manual transmission plus overdrive, solid front axle and semi-floating rear axles with leaf spring suspension, four- . . .
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1929 Hudson Series R Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• Exciting “Roaring Twenties” colors; Pilot-Ray lights
• Formerly part of R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
• Restored by Pat and Jan Appenzeller of Milford, Indiana
• Exhibited at 1994 Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, 92 BHP at 3,200 RPM (29.4 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), single Marvel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf . . .
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Body by Briggs Body Company

1929 Hudson Series R Convertible Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• Rare and extremely sporting Briggs-bodied Hudson
• Older and very nicely presented restoration in great colors
• Formerly owned by noted Utah collector, Merrill Maxfield
• Very well-equipped with desirable period features
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, 92 BHP at 3,600 RPM (19.4 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), single downdraft carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, le . . .
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Coachwork by Biddle and Smart, Design by Murphy

1929 Hudson Series L Club Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Dashing first-series, long-wheelbase example
• Handsomely presented Appenzeller Brothers restoration
• Part of the Hostetler Hudson Collection since 1993
• CCCA recognized Full Classic® with access to many events
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, single downdraft carburetor, 92 BHP at 3,600 RPM (19.4 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, le . . .
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Body by Biddle and Smart

1929 Hudson Series L Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton

Offered Without Reserve
• Dashing second-series, long-wheelbase example
• Rare top-of-the-line model for ’29 with amazing presence
• Handsomely presented Appenzeller Brothers restoration
• Colors matching original Hudson advertisements
• Part of the Hostetler Hudson Collection since 1992
• CCCA recognized Full Classic® with access to many events
        288.6 cid F-head inline six-cylinder engine, single downdraft carburetor, 92 BHP at 3,600 RPM (19.4 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, le . . .
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1930 Hudson Great Eight Series U Brougham

Offered Without Reserve
• First-year example with Hudson’s new ‘Great 8’ engine
• Sporting yet elegant body style on the long-wheelbase chassis
• Nicely preserved older restoration; well-accessorized
• Long-term component of the Hostetler Collection since 1986
        213.8 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, 80 BHP at 3,400 RPM (24.2 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), single carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf sprin . . .
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1930 Hudson Great Eight Series T Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• First-year example with Hudson’s new ‘Great 8’ engine
• Sporting body style on the shorter-wheelbase chassis
• Nicely preserved restoration; inviting interior
• Well-equipped with twin spares and luggage trunk
        213.8 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, 80 BHP at 3,400 RPM (24.2 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), single carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf sprin . . .
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Body by Murray

1931 Hudson Greater Eight Series T Boattail Sport Roadster

Offered Without Reserve
• Rare, extremely sporting one-year-only body style
• One of only 12 known to have been produced
• One of as few as five known remaining in existence
• Beautifully presented and highly equipped throughout
        233.7 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, Marvel carburetor, 87 BHP at 3,600 RPM (26.4 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf sprin . . .
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1931 Hudson Greater Eight Series U Seven-Passenger Phaeton

Offered Without Reserve
• Beautifully presented and highly equipped throughout
• Fascinating history includes long-term early years in Panama
• Restored mid-1990s by Pat and Jan Appenzeller
• Photographed in 2014 with then Governor and current U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence
        233.7 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, 87 BHP at 3,600 RPM (26.4 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), single carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, leaf sprin . . .
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1931 Hudson Series U Seven-Passenger Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Recently completed concours restoration by LaVine Restorations
• Striking paint finish, interior, and overall presentation
• Commanding presence; the most popular 1931 Series U body style
• A complete and sound original car as purchased
        233.7 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single Marvel carburetor, 87 BHP at 3,600 RPM (26.4 HP N.A.A.C.C. rating), three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, lea . . .
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1934 Hudson Series LU Deluxe 2/4-Passenger Convertible Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• Breathtaking presentation with first-year streamlined design
• Exceedingly rare low-production model
• Recipient of careful sorting by the Appenzeller Brothers
• Expertly color-sanded and buffed paint by LaVine Restorations
• Equipped with very rare factory radio; well-detailed and accessorized
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, Carter single-barrel carburetor, 113 BHP, three-speed synchromesh manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, semi-floating rear . . .
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1935 Hudson Special Eight Series 54 HT Touring Brougham

Offered Without Reserve
• Striking unrestored, highly original Hudson prestige model
• Equipped new with “Electric Hand” and dual side mounts
• 2015 AACA Historical Preservation – Original Features Award
• Part of the famed Hostetler Collection since late 1994
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single Carter carburetor, 113 BHP at 3,800 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel mechanical dru . . .
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1936 Hudson Deluxe Eight Series 64 Convertible Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• Rare and desirable, top-of-the-line Hudson for ‘36
• Exceptionally well-equipped with period features
• Fabulous Art Deco-influenced design cues
• A lovely car for showing or touring pleasure
• Collector-owned since 1971; ex-Mr. Philip J. Kuhn
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single Carter carburetor, 113 BHP at 3,800 RPM, three-speed manual transmission with “Electric Hand” preselector, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rea . . .
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1936 Hudson Custom Eight Series 67 Touring Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Very fine example of Hudson’s top model line for 1936
• Wonderful Art Deco-inspired design and presence
• History known back to the late 1930s
• Acquired by Eldon Hostetler in 1994
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single Carter carburetor, 113 BHP at 3,800 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel hydraulic drum . . .
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1937 Hudson Custom Eight Series 77 Touring Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Accompanied by copy of original Bill of Sale
• Highly original condition with restored upholstery
• Highly optioned when new; exceptional preservation
• Long-term part of the respected Hostetler Collection
• Hudson’s most luxurious, top-of-the-line car for 1937
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single Carter two-barrel carburetor, 122 BHP at 4,200 RPM, three-speed synchromesh manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, fo . . .
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1938 Hudson Series 87 Country Club 8 Touring Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Highly original and very well-preserved
• Hudson’s most expensive model for 1938
• Similar to the first car owned by Eldon Hostetler
• Equipped with Bendix Electric Hand preselector shift
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, two-barrel Carter carburetor, 122 BHP at 4,200 RPM, three-speed synchromesh manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, four-whee . . .
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1939 Hudson Series 95 Country Club 8 Touring Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Very well-preserved, never restored, and highly original
• Impressive, mostly original paint finish
• Outstanding example of one of Hudson’s best sellers for ‘39
• Complete, well-maintained and cared for
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, Carter carburetor, 122 BHP at 4,200 RPM, three-speed synchromesh manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel Bendix hy . . .
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1940 Hudson Eight Series 44 Touring Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Simply one of the finest cars of its kind available
• Total restoration by LaVine Restorations to exceptional standards
• Great example of one of Hudson’s most popular models for 1940
• Displayed at invitational Glenmoor Gathering and Gilmore Museum
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, two-barrel Carter carburetor, 128 BHP at 4,200 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, semi-floating rear axle with leaf spring . . .
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1940 Hudson Series 40T Traveler Six Utility Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• Sound example restored with frame off and scarce NOS parts
• Equipped with fascinating optional trunk-mounted cargo box
• AACA Senior award winner, 1979
• Part of the renowned Hostetler Collection since 1992
• Recently displayed at the noted Gilmore Car Museum
        175 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single Carter carburetor, 92 BHP at 4,000 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, semi-floating rear axle with leaf springs, fo . . .
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Body by J.T. Cantrell & Company

1941 Hudson Super Six Series 11 Station Wagon

Offered Without Reserve
• Highly original and unadulterated Cantrell “Woodie”
• Nicely preserved and ready to enjoy with proper service
• Very rare and highly collectible
• Donated to the Hostetler Hudson Auto Museum by Mr. Kisber
        212 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, single Carter carburetor, 102 BHP at 4,000 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with . . .
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Body by Campbell

1942 Hudson Super Six Series 21 Station Wagon

Offered Without Reserve
• The starting point for the restored example on offer
• Fascinating and highly documented history from 1969
• Found in mountains near Death Valley mining site and recovered
• Original wooden bodywork wired together for display
        Chassis and wooden body only; wheelbase: 121”
Known to many longstanding Hudson collectors as the “Death Valley Woody,” this Campbell-bodied 1942 Hudson Super Six Series 21 Station Wagon was on . . .
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1942 Hudson Commodore Eight Station Wagon

Offered Without Reserve
• The beautiful product of a total, 10-year restoration
• Built using wood patterns from an original Campbell Station Wagon
• Restored by the Appenzeller Brothers; wood by Steve Jedrysek
• Based on the “Death Valley Woody” known to Hudson enthusiasts
• Seldom seen and often appreciated
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single Carter two-barrel carburetor, 128 BHP at 4,200 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating r . . .
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1946 Hudson Series 54 Commodore Eight Convertible Brougham

Offered Without Reserve
• Rare as 1 of only an approximate 140 examples produced
• Top-of-the-line Commodore Eight with great presence
• Restored in 1993 by the Appenzeller Brothers
• Very well-preserved and highly equipped including overdrive
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single Carter two-barrel carburetor, 128 BHP at 4,200 RPM, three-speed manual transmission with overdrive, independent front suspension with coil springs, . . .
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1947 Hudson Commercial Six Cab Pickup

Offered Without Reserve
• Rare example from Hudson’s last year for commercial vehicles
• Cargo bed flooring restored following purchase
• Accurate presentation of Hudson’s attractive pickups
• Purchased by Eldon Hostetler in 2001
        212 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 102 BHP, single Carter carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi-floating rear axle with leaf springs . . .
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1947 Hudson Super Six Brougham

Offered Without Reserve
• Late-production example of the last body-on-frame design
• One of the earliest Hudsons purchased by Eldon Hostetler
• Interior retains original upholstery
• Nicely presented with clock, dual spotlights and sun visor
        212 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, single Carter carburetor, 103 BHP at 4,000 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, rear leaf spring suspension, four-wheel hydrau . . .
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1948 Hudson Commodore Six Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Highly original, unrestored and unadulterated example
• Quite similar to Eldon Hostetler’s original 1950 Commodore
• Well-equipped; neat period extras
• Very nicely preserved and presented
        262 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, Carter two-barrel carburetor, 121 BHP at 4,000 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi . . .
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1948 Hudson Commodore Eight Custom Station Wagon

Offered Without Reserve
• One-off creation based on a 1948 design
• Rich, hand-crafted woodwork; custom rear roof
• Acquired by Eldon Hostetler in 2012
• Sorted and detailed in 2015 at LaVine Restorations
        Model 484. 254.5 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, 128 BHP, three-speed manual transmission, independent coil-spring front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel . . .
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1951 Hudson Hornet 6 Custom Convertible

Offered Without Reserve
• Interesting custom Hornet built for movie work
• Highly customized windshield, doors, rear bodywork
• Purchased by Eldon Hostetler in 1991
• Formerly owned by noted Hudson dealer and afficianado, John Soneff
        308 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, Carter two-barrel carburetor, 145 BHP at 3,800 RPM, Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, rear leaf spring susp . . .
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1951 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin H-Power' Convertible Brougham

Offered Without Reserve
• Part of the Hostetler Collection since 1987
• Restored by the Appenzeller Brothers 1988-1989
• First-year Hornet with desirable ‘Twin H-Power’ intake
• Very well-equipped with exceptional presence
        308 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, Twin H-Power intake system with two Carter one-barrel carburetors, 170 BHP at 3,800 RPM, Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission, independent front suspensi . . .
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1952 Hudson Hornet 6 Club Coupe NASCAR Recreation

Offered Without Reserve
• Outstanding and highly authentic recreation of the NASCAR icon
• “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” livery of racing legend Marshall Teague
• Featuring power by legendary ‘Twin H-Power’ 308-cid engine
• Built starting with a very original and well-preserved 1952 Hornet
        308 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system with two Carter one-barrel carburetors, 170 BHP at 3,800 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with . . .
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1952 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin H-Power' Convertible Brougham

Offered Without Reserve
• Very rare as 1 of as few as 360 Hornet Convertible Broughams for ‘52
• Equipped with the iconic ‘Twin H-Power’ intake; handsomely restored
• Formerly owned by Minnesota-based construction businessman, Fritz Widmer
• Attractively presented from top to bottom; a true collectible icon
• Great period color combination, Hydra-Matic, well-accessorized
        308 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system with two Carter one-barrel carburetors, 170 BHP at 3,800 RPM, Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission, independent front suspen . . .
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1952 Hudson Pacemaker 6 Club Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• The first classic Hudson purchased by the Hostetlers
• Purchased locally from a retiring postal worker in 1983
• Highly original; cosmetically and mechanically maintained as needed
• Nice example of Hudson’s entry-level “Step Down” line
        232 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, Carter one-barrel carburetor, 112 BHP at 4,000 rpm, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, leaf spring rear suspens . . .
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1952 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin H-Power' Prototype Pickup Recreation

Offered Without Reserve
• Excellent recreation of the factory’s “Step Down” prototype pickup
• Hand-built for prior owner Fritz Widmer of Minnesota
• Featured vehicle, July/August 2015 Vintage Truck magazine
• Detailed, ‘Twin H-Power’ equipped 308 Hornet ‘six’
        308 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system with two Carter one-barrel carburetors, 170 BHP at 3,800 RPM, Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission, independent front suspen . . .
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1952 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin H-Power' "Fabulous Hudson Hornet" NASCAR Herb Thomas

Offered Without Reserve
• Driven and owned by NASCAR legend Herb Thomas during ’52 & ‘53 seasons
• Presented in original racing livery; factory ‘Severe Usage’ items throughout
• The last and only known Hudson factory “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” NASCAR racer in existence
• Documented by original Hudson loan note with VIN and Mr. Thomas’ signature
• Honored by the Historic Vehicle Association; displayed at the Capitol in 2014
• Formerly owned by Hudson dealer, expert, and author, Jack C. Miller, Ypsilanti, Michigan
• Highly original interior including dash-mount tach, racing belts, deleted rear seat and more
• Exhibited at Living Legends of Auto Racing and NASCAR Hall of Fame Museums
        308 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system with two Carter one-barrel carburetors, 170 BHP at 3,800 RPM (regular factory rating), three-speed manual transmission plus over . . .
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1953 Hudson Wasp Super 6 Hollywood Hardtop

Offered Without Reserve
• Exceptional rarity as 1 of just 590 originally produced
• Attractive and well-preserved Appenzeller Bros. restoration
• Fitted with ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system
• Equipped with clock, heater, radio, ‘Startix’ ignition
        262 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, Twin H-Power intake system with two Carter one-barrel carburetors, 170 BHP at 3,800 RPM, Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission, independent front suspensi . . .
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1954 Hudson Hornet 6 'Twin H-Power' Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Final-year example of the “true” Hudson-built Hornet
• Late-production Hornet factory finished in Lipstick Red
• Powerful 308-cid ‘six’ with iconic ‘Twin H-Power’ intake
• Well-preserved and presented; newer upholstery
        308 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, ‘Twin H-Power’ intake system with two Carter one-barrel carburetors, 170 BHP at 3,800 RPM, Dual Range Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission, independent f . . .
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1954 Hudson Super Jet 6 Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• Upscale Super Jet model from the last production year
• Historic as Hudson’s last attempt to diversify its models
• Highly original, unrestored, and nicely preserved
• Long-term part of the Hostetler Collection since 1987
        202 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, Carter one-barrel carburetor, 104 BHP at 4,000 RPM, Dual-Range Hydra-Matic Drive automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, semi . . .
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Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

1955 Hudson Italia

Offered Without Reserve
• Just three owners from new and one of only 26 examples produced
• Freshly completed, concours-level restoration by the Appenzeller Brothers
• Retains original engine; unbroken provenance including original sales invoice
• Formerly owned by noted Detroit-area Hudson collector, Charles Regnerus
• Advanced styling, Coachwork by Touring, and reliable Hudson mechanicals
        202 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, “Twin H-Power” intake system with dual single-barrel carburetors, 114 HP, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, li . . .
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1956 Hudson Hornet Custom 6 'Twin H-Power' Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• From the last model year with Hudson’s ‘Twin H-Power’ engine
• Highly original and very well-preserved low-mile estate car
• Two-tone livery with eye-popping interior upholstery
• Well-equipped with automatic, clock, heater, radio
• Comes with owner’s manual and 1979 H-E-T Club Roster
        308 cid inline L-head six-cylinder engine, Twin H-Power intake system with two Carter one-barrel carburetors, 170 BHP at 3,800 RPM, four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with . . .
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One-Off Coachwork by Rippon Brothers

1937 Railton Special Limousine

Offered Without Reserve
• Commissioned by first owner, Colonel Reginald Rippon
• Robust Hudson Deluxe Eight chassis with one-off custom coachwork
• Shown on Rippon Brothers stand at the 1937 London Motor Show
• Myriad fine details from twin sunroofs and division glass to original bespoke items
• Single-family ownership from late 1937 until 1978
• Concours participant in period and today inlcuding 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
• One of the finest expressions of prewar luxury and coachbuilding
• CCCA recognized Full Classic®; Senior First Place Award, 2012
        U.K. Reg. No: BWW 600 254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, Carter two-barrel carburetor, 122 BHP at 4,200 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and semi-floating rear axles, lea . . .
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Body by Ranalah

1937 Railton Sportsman Drophead Coupe

Offered Without Reserve
• CCCA recognized Full Classic® automobile
• Extremely rare coachbuilt vehicle on eight-cylinder Hudson chassis
• Extensively documented and wonderful history
• Highly equipped with many fascinating features and options
• Preserve or restore as desired
        254 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, single downdraft carburetor, 113 BHP at 3,800 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel mechanical . . .
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Body by York-Hoover Corporation

1936 Terraplane Series 61 Panel Delivery

Offered Without Reserve
• Saved by Mr. Hostetler when purchased in 1993
• Totally restored by the Appenzeller Brothers
• Accompanied by a selection of restoration photos
• Striking livery matching the ‘37 Terraplane Pickup also offered
        212 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 96 BHP at 3,900 RPM, single Carter carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel Bendix hydraulic . . .
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1936 Terraplane Series 62 Custom Brougham

Offered Without Reserve
• Beautifully restored and highly accessorized
• Example of one of the best-regarded 1930s automobiles
• Exceptionally straight body and top-quality paint finish
• Sparingly driven with few, if any, visible signs of use
        212 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, single Carter carburetor, 88 BHP at 3,800 RPM, three-speed manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel Bendix hydraulic . . .
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1937 Terraplane Series 78 Pickup Express

Offered Without Reserve
• Early Eldon Hostetler acquisition in 1986
• Fully restored by Pat and Jan Appenzeller
• Striking ‘tri-tone’ livery; fog lamp and spotlight
• Wonderful and rare example; stylish and well-equipped
        212 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 96 BHP at 3,900 RPM, single Carter carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel Bendix hydraulic . . .
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1937 Terraplane Series 71 Deluxe Touring Sedan

Offered Without Reserve
• One of Eldon Hostetler’s first classic Hudsons
• Unrestored, highly original and unadulterated example
• Nicely preserved; equipped with heater, radio, fog lamps
• From Terraplane’s penultimate model year
        212 cid L-head inline six-cylinder engine, 96 BHP at 3,900 RPM, single Carter carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, leaf spring suspension, semi-floating rear axle, four-wheel Bendix hydraulic . . .
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