Photos of 1954 Hudson coupes

RickoRicko Posts: 14Member
I am new to the club - I don't own a Hudson yet but want to buy one. I have it narrowed down to the 1954 model year and I want a 2 door. There were several variations, can someone tell me where I can see photos of these variations so when I see an ad I know what the vehicle looks like (I.e. roofline,trim,etc.). Thanks


  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,646Expert Adviser

    Mine... neither is for sale
  • Uncle JoshUncle Josh Posts: 2,586Senior Contributor

    Here's one..gone to Hudson Heaven.  Steering box gone to Sweden, Still have the doors.

  • RickoRicko Posts: 14Member
    Thanks for sending these - what I would like to do is know the difference between a Wasp, a Superwasp, Hornet, Hollywood, etc. All I can tell from these photos is they are 2 door Hudson's. Any help that could be given would be greatly appreciated.
  • VicTor ZVicTor Z Posts: 618Senior Contributor
    Vic's Z. '54 Club Coupe
  • ESSX28-1ESSX28-1 Posts: 1,344Senior Contributor
    Don Butlers book The History of Hudson is a good photographic record of vthe various models. Also has specs!!

  • RickoRicko Posts: 14Member
    I will check that out - Thanks!

  • RickoRicko Posts: 14Member
    Thanks Vic - great looking car!

  • Jon BJon B Posts: 6,839Administrator
    edited March 16

    And here is the Hollywood.  "Hollywood" is the name Hudson gave to all 2-door [pillarless]  hardtop coupes.   It was available over several years in different models (Commodore, Hornet, Wasp, etc.).  

    So, to sum up: there were three (non-convertible) 2-door body styles: the coupe, the brougham (or 2-door sedan, the blue one in the first photo above) and the Hollywood.  In those three body styles you could choose the model (Wasp, Hornet, etc.)  The differences between the models depended upon the engine used, the particular trim level, and the wheelbase.  Wasp, for example, was a lower-priced Hudson with short wheelbase, while Hornet had more trim, longer wheelbase, and more powerful engine.
  • RickoRicko Posts: 14Member
    Thanks Jon B - that is what I needed!
  • dave sdave s Posts: 1,274Senior Contributor
    edited March 17
    Lipstick and Cream Hollywood Hornet 
  • cheyenne7271cheyenne7271 Posts: 16Member
    Here is my 54 Hornet Hollywood that could be for sale. It has a 308 2bbl, Hydramatic transmission and also Treadle-Vac power brake option.  Im located in west Texas.
  • RickoRicko Posts: 14Member
    Thanks for sending Cheyenne, I have made up my mind that I would like a Club Coupe.

  • hosea13hosea13 Posts: 11Member
    looking for hollywood .Is red/cream 54 available? Is green 54 available? jerome lewis 205-310-3830
  • 2manyprojects2manyprojects Posts: 410Expert Adviser
    there is a  real nice 54 red/creme hollywood at the r&m auction in auburn in on june 1 st .go to there website for pics. nice car .
  • BrowniepetersenBrowniepetersen Posts: 3,038Senior Contributor
    You are doing good with the 1954, so here is mine:  1954 Hudson Hornet Special Club Coupe.  It is lipstick red, Red vinal with headliner to match and a beyond-7X engine.

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