1929 Essex Super Six Doctor's Coupe  Chassis no. 961029 Engine no. 1220839
Lot 340
1929 Essex Super Six Doctor's Coupe
Registration no. BF 4843 Chassis no. 961029 Engine no. 1220839
£20,000 - 25,000
US$ 32,000 - 40,000
amended

Lot Details
1929 Essex Super Six Doctor's Coupe  Chassis no. 961029 Engine no. 1220839 1929 Essex Super Six Doctor's Coupe  Chassis no. 961029 Engine no. 1220839 1929 Essex Super Six Doctor's Coupe  Chassis no. 961029 Engine no. 1220839
1929 Essex Super Six Doctor's Coupe
Registration no. BF 4843
Chassis no. 961029
Engine no. 1220839

Footnotes

  • Introduced as a lower-priced companion to the parent Hudson marque in 1919, the Essex soon became synonymous with both high performance and reliability when an example averaged over 60mph for 50 hours in December 1919, a stunt which the company followed up by a successful four-car transcontinental trek in 1920.

    Founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1910, the Hudson Motor Car Company took its name from Joseph L Hudson, who provided the finances that enabled a group of experienced ex-Olds Motor Works employees to embark on a new automobile manufacturing venture. Incorporated in February 1909, Hudson built its first car in July of that same year and 12 months later had sold 4,000 units, the industry's best first-year sales record to date. Although the firm would later become famous for its record-breaking Super Six range, Hudson's first product was a four-cylinder car, as was that of companion marque Essex.

    Essex pioneered low-cost closed coachwork in the United States, its four-seater sedan being only slightly more expensive than the tourer in 1922 and marginally cheaper by 1925. Essex's big news for 1924 was the switch from four to six cylinders. The new sidevalve power unit started life at an unusually small - for the United States - 2.1 litres capacity before being enlarged to 2.4 litres part way through the year. Renamed 'Super Six' for 1927, the Essex gained a larger (2.5-litre) and more powerful engine that year and four-wheel Bendix mechanical brakes the year after. Stylistically, the Essex looked broadly similar to its Hudson parent, albeit on a smaller scale.

    This restored Essex Super Six with doctor's coupe coachwork was exported new to Australia, hence the bodywork's wonderful condition, and only came to the UK in 2008. Boasting the conveniences of right-hand drive and four-wheel brakes, this capable classic American is described as in generally good condition, with very good body and interior, and is offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5 registration document. A spare cylinder block is included in the sale.

Saleroom notices

  • This vehicle now possesses a full 12 month MOT. The works totalled almost £1,000 and included a new battery, new fuel pump and re-aligning the brakes.
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