<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483

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Lot 160
From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.
1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL

Sold for US$ 99,000 inc. premium
From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.
1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL

Chassis no. 916483

233.7ci L-Head Straight 8 Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
87bhp at 3,600rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Internal Expanding Mechanical Drum Brakes

*One-year only Hudson body style
*Nice, older restoration
*A unique, coachbuilt roadster
*One of only five or six survivors
*Among the rarest Hudsons of all time



THE HUDSON GREATER EIGHT

The American 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.

During 1915 Hudson sold a little under 12,900 cars - some 1,000-or-so less than Chevrolet, by way of comparison - yet in 1916 no fewer than 25,772 Hudsons found customers, an increase of 100%. The reason was the introduction in January that year of the 'Super Six', which had been launched on the back of a series of high-speed demonstration runs made on Long Island in December 1915. With 76bhp on tap, the sidevalve-engined Super Six possessed a performance demonstrably superior to that of many six-cylinder rivals costing far more.

One of the truly outstanding American cars of its day, the Hudson Super Six remained in production until 1926 when it was replaced by an 'F-head' (inlet over exhaust) design. The latter lasted until the 1930 season when Hudson jumped aboard the multi-cylinder bandwagon by introducing an inline 'Great Eight', though stylistically the newcomer looked much the same as the outgoing six. Displacing 213.8ci Hudson's only straight-eight engine would remain in production up to 1952. For its debut year of 1930 the Great Eight was offered in two wheelbase lengths - 119" (Model T) and 126" (Model U) - there being a total of 11 different body styles to choose from. Although less powerful than the six it replaced, the Great Eight was a lighter and faster car. 1931 saw minor changes, with little modified mechanically and most of the focus directed at cosmetic differences.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

First appearing on Hudson's lower tier brand, Essex, in 1927 and 1929, the boat-tailed roadsters were a rare body style that was not offered every year. By 1931, Essex and Hudson were sharing bodies, so when the taper tailed figure was once again offered on the Sport Roadster, it appeared on both line-ups. Crafted by Murray, under whose employ was one Ray Dietrich who is believed to have penned the evocative figure, the boat-tailed Roadster featured a steeply swept windscreen and a convertible top that could be swiftly removed for a clean, sporting look.

This well-optioned example was the recipient of a restoration some time ago. Clearly finished to a high standard, an AACA National First Prize plaque from 1975 along with a CCCA Nation First Price badge speak with the quality of work. Finished in an eye-catching tri-color paint scheme that accentuates the handsome good looks of the car, the interior is a touch more subdue with its tan naugahyde seats and door panels.

Holding up well today, the older restoration still shows nicely. So rare was the boat-tailed Sport Roadster that the style didn't even appear in contemporary Hudson catalogs at the time. Only about half a dozen examples are believed to survive today, making this rare survivor a particularly unique opportunity to acquire the most sporting Hudson of the early 1930s.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the engine number for this car is C741, and it is titled under this number. Furthermore, its title is in transit.
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<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
<i>From the collection of Paul Teutul, Jr.</i><BR /><B>1931 HUDSON BOATTAIL<br /> </B><BR />Chassis no. 916483
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