1953 Hudson Hornet
It is estimated 150 convertibles were produced in 1953, and this one is one of six in existence.
The Hornet is the most remembered Hudson of the post war years, one of the industry's all time greats. Virtually unbeatable in stock car racing through 1954, it continued to compete with some success even after the step down line came to an end with the Nash-based 1955 Hudson's.
Amazingly, this racing success was achieved with a six cylinder engine, the last performance six before Pontiac's late 60's overhead cam engine.
The Hornet's legendary performance prowess gives it a big edge in collector appeal over the basically similar Pacemaker, Super Six and Wasp models of the period.