1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601

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Lot 64
One of very few surviving examples
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON

Sold for US$ 40,700 inc. premium
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON
Coachwork by Coachcraft, Ltd.

Chassis no. 643679
Engine no. 44601

254ci Flathead Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
113bhp at 3,800rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Rhythmic-Ride Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Beautiful High-Deco Coachbuilt Hudson
*One of very few surviving examples
*Impressive 8-Cylinder power
*Great touring car with room for four
*Believed to have been used by a previous Governor General in Hong Kong



THE HUDSON STRATTON

The Hudson Motor Car Company was founded in Detroit during 1904. The ever so innovative company made many great, and quite unconventional cars. During the 1950's the company underwent a name change, becoming AMC.

For 1936 Hudson revamped its cars, introducing the new 'Radial Safety Control' or 'Rhythmic Ride' suspension. This new setup suspended the live front axle from two steel bars as well as from the leaf springs. Doing this allowed for the use of longer, softer leaf springs which resulted in a much more comfortable ride. The new suspension gave the Hudson a smoother ride than most other cars of the era. The 1936 Hudson's also offered considerably more cabin room than that of its competitors.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This beautiful Hudson Stratton Sport Saloon is a highly unusual car with a great design. It wears wonderful coachbuilt bodywork by Coachcraft Ltd of London. Coachcraft Ltd was perhaps best known for being the most prolific supplier of bodies for Railton, and with fewer than 2000 ever built, is likely the same reason why the company remain in obscurity. With an impressive 113 horsepower on tap from the Hudson Eight, performance from this touring saloon is surprisingly brisk.

Little is known about the cars early history, but previous owners believe the car was originally supplied in the UK, and then it found its way half way around the world, where it is believed to have been used by the Governor General of Hong Kong.

The somewhat conventional, but very attractive body looks particularly good finished in its current dark green and black combination. Dual enclosed side-mount spares provide an element of luxury and style while the spectacular grille stands out from the rest of the bodywork. The grille is a bold combination of mesh and strakes, providing a fine example of high-deco style. The cabin is cozy and attractive, giving off the aura of a true luxury car. Duo-tone beige and brown upholstery covers the seats and door panels while large expanses of wood line the dash, door panels, and window frames. The wood is in good condition and is quite attractive, and the upholstery work has been done very well with good quality stitching and fitment. This is a fine and unusual Anglo-American classic, which combines interesting history and great styling.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the correct engine number for this car is 304474.
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1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
1936 HUDSON STRATTON SPORT SALOON  Chassis no. 643679 Engine no. 44601
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