Burbank, California
1 - 3 August 2013
Lot 165

1930s Hudson - Powered


$23,650 USD | Sold

United States | Burbank, California



Identification No.
  • 308-cid Hudson Hornet engine
  • Early in-out gearbox
  • Drilled and lightened Model A frame
  • Alloy body
  • Early components
Addendum: Sold on Bill of Sale

This Hudson-powered racecar was purchased as a complete car, less engine, prior to World War II by a gentleman named George Place from Ohio. Mr. Place is able to convey that the car has an original alloy body that is fitted to a drilled and lightened Ford Model A frame with an original 1932 Ford front axle.

The car is said to have always run Hudson “Sixes,” the current power is derived from a 308 Hornet that is connected to an in-out gearbox. The car has the early quick-change, early front crank tach-drive, an external sump oil pump that holds approximately four gallons of oil in the pan and sump, needle-bearing cam and early gauges. The wheels are alloy discs and they are mounted with a center spindle knock-off.

The only thing updated has been to apply a more modern paint scheme which resembles that of the Kuzma driven to victory in the 1952 Indianapolis 500 by Troy Ruttman for car owner J.C. Agajanian.