Photos of 1954 Hudson coupes

RickoRicko Posts: 5
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: 1,621

    Mine... neither is for sale
  • Uncle JoshUncle Josh Posts: 2,577

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

  • RickoRicko Posts: 5
    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: 599
    Vic's Z. '54 Club Coupe
  • ESSX28-1ESSX28-1 Posts: 1,335
    Don Butlers book The History of Hudson is a good photographic record of vthe various models. Also has specs!!

  • RickoRicko Posts: 5
    I will check that out - Thanks!

  • RickoRicko Posts: 5
    Thanks Vic - great looking car!

  • Jon BJon B Posts: 6,807
    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: 5
    Thanks Jon B - that is what I needed!
  • dave sdave s Posts: 1,274
    edited March 17
    Lipstick and Cream Hollywood Hornet 
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