Photos of 1954 Hudson coupes

RickoRicko Posts: 17Member
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: 1,713Expert Adviser

    Mine... neither is for sale
  • Uncle JoshUncle Josh Posts: 2,607Senior Contributor

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

  • RickoRicko Posts: 17Member
    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: 640Senior Contributor
    Vic's Z. '54 Club Coupe
  • ESSX28-1ESSX28-1 Posts: 1,350Senior Contributor
    Don Butlers book The History of Hudson is a good photographic record of vthe various models. Also has specs!!

  • RickoRicko Posts: 17Member
    I will check that out - Thanks!

  • RickoRicko Posts: 17Member
    Thanks Vic - great looking car!

  • Jon BJon B Posts: 6,902Administrator
    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: 17Member
    Thanks Jon B - that is what I needed!
  • dave sdave s Posts: 1,275Senior Contributor
    edited March 17
    Lipstick and Cream Hollywood Hornet 
  • cheyenne7271cheyenne7271 Posts: 42Member
    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: 17Member
    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: 427Expert 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: 3,044Senior 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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  • 54wasp54wasp Posts: 10Member
    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 .
    I 2nd that. If we had room for another, We'd def be on the Beauty coming up (Tomorrow I believe!) My buddy and I got to see the one thatll be at Auburn,
    (Whom Ive almost got talked into Converting over from C#evy to a Hudson, Or ANY Orphan I told him, ANYTHING but a C#evy)
  • ValVal Posts: 756Member
    A BEAUTIFUL Roman Bronze 54 Hornet Club Coupe A member of my local chapter owns her. She is NOT for sale
  • keithfullmeryahoocomkeithfullmeryahoocom Posts: 372Expert Adviser
    Man!  That IS a beautiful '54!

  • duncanduncan Posts: 828Expert Adviser
    I have a set of these wire caps. The person that sold them to me said they were beautiful. He shipped them to me by UPS. Well when I unpacked them 2 of the center caps were crushed in. Is there anybody that can help me repair them. Ray from Canada
  • bull_islanderbull_islander Posts: 540Expert Adviser
    I thought you had gotten those caps fixed, Ray?  Remember you mentioning it before and thought you were able to tap (or pop) them back out?
  • GlowplugGlowplug Posts: 1,713Expert Adviser
    Try Press Kale in California, he does excellent hubcap restorations
  • duncanduncan Posts: 828Expert Adviser
    I tried but some of the damage was on the edge. Thanks for the help. I don,t know what kind of tool to use. Ray
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