Lot 139 - 1925 Hudson Super Six Tourer
|Odometer reading||15,597 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
- Property of a deceased’s estate
- Kept in dry storage
- Engine recently started and run
The American Hudson Motor Car Company took its name from Joseph L Hudson, who provided the finances that enabled a group of experienced ex-Olds Motor Works employees to embark on a new car manufacturing venture. Incorporated in February 1909, Hudson built its first car in July of that same year and 12 months later had sold 4,000 units, the industry's best first year sales record to date. In 1916, no fewer than 25,772 Hudsons found customers, an increase of 100% from the previous year. The reason was the introduction in January that year of the 'Super Six', which had been launched on the back of a series of high speed demonstration runs made on Long Island in December 1915. With 76bhp on tap, the sidevalve-engined Super Six possessed a performance demonstrably superior to that of many six-cylinder rivals costing far more. One of the truly outstanding American cars of its day, the Hudson Super Six remained in production until 1926 when it was replaced by an 'F-Head' design.
This righthand drive 1925 Hudson Super Six Tourer was purchased, by the late vendor in 2015, just after the new body had been manufactured. The car was imported from Australia in 2014. Since then, the car has had a certain amount of restoration work carried out, this included the leather being replaced before the car was put into his classic car collection and dry stored. The engine has recently been started and run but this Hudson requires recommissioning before being used on the road. Finished in grey with black wings and brown leather interior, this Super Six Tourer is supplied with a V5C registration document, it is a rare and pretty righthand drive tourer.
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