<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>

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Lot 158¤
From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.
1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE

Sold for US$ 39,600 inc. premium
From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.
1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE

254.4ci L-Head Straight 8 Engine
Single Carter Carburetor
113bhp at 3,800rpm
3-Speed "Electric Hand" Pre-Selector Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes


*Rare and desirable, top-of-the-line Hudson
*Exceptionally well optioned example
*Fabulous, lithe design
*From the apogee of Hudson's 1930s production
*A lovely car for touring or showing



THE HUDSON EIGHT

Founded in 1909, the Hudson Motor Car Company would rocket to prominence and become one of the largest automakers in the U.S. before succumbing in 1957 to the changing market pressures of the post-WWII landscape. Created by veterans of Olds Motor Works including George Dunham, Howard Coffin, and Roy Chapin, the company took its name from its chief backer, Detroit department store magnate Joseph L. Hudson. Early success was achieved with competitively priced, sporting machines like the 1912 Hudson Mile-A-Minute Roadster.

Creating a steady stream of popular and reliable Six and Super Six models throughout the 1920s, Hudson decided to follow the trend toward eight cylinders with the introduction of the frankly named Hudson Eight in 1930. Powered by what Hudson called the "Great Eight", the 213 cubic inch, 80bhp motor was both smaller in displacement and less powerful than the six it was built to supersede. Progress was swift though and the next year Hudson introduced the Greater Eight, which both continued the company's honesty in naming things and progression toward more power with displacement growing to 254 cubic inches by 1932.

By 1936, Hudson had advanced even further with swoopy new styling pressed from all-steel bodies. Hydraulic, internal drum "Triple-Safe" brakes were standard as was an innovative radial safety control front suspension setup. Hudson would continue making small, incremental improvements until WWII brought consumer vehicle production to a halt.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This top-of-the-line Series 65 Business Coupe is among only 2,915 produced in 1936, a small fraction of the 123,266 cars that rolled off of the Hudson factory line that year. Certainly the best looking Hudson on offer, the three passenger coupe sat on a 120 inch wheelbase that provided ample cabin space. A long, flowing rear concealed housed a well-proportioned trunk—a rumble seat was optional.

Finished in Pepper Tan with a matching tan Mohair interior, the Coupe was subject to a restoration that has mellowed nicely over the years. A particularly well optioned example, the boxes were ticked for such desirable extras as a heater, Mohair upholstery, bumper guards, radio, and skirted fenders. Additionally optioned was an "Electric Hand" pre-selector transmission—a most enjoyable touring option if there ever was one.

Dripping with Art Deco design touches that were a hallmark of the era, few examples of the Hudson Custom Eight Coupe survive. If value was based solely on looks and style, this would be a million bucks—and no matter for what figure it sells you're guaranteed to look like a million bucks driving it!

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this is a 1936 model, not a 1937. Please note that this car is titled as a 1937 and with chassis number 744238.Furthermore, its title is in transit.
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<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1936 HUDSON CUSTOM EIGHT SERIES 65 BUSINESS COUPE </B>
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