<b>1937 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 7149279

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1937 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe

Sold for US$ 40,320 inc. premium
1937 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe
Chassis no. 7149279

212ci Flathead Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
115bhp at 3,800rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Beautifully restored by Davis Restoration
*Exceptionally well optioned example
*From the apogee of Hudson's 1930s production
*A lovely car for touring or showing


THE HUDSON TERRAPLANE

The Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit produced the Terraplane model from 1932 through 1939. The model had replaced the Essex, which was faced out in 1932. The Terraplane was powered by a brisk 212 cubic inch six-cylinder engine, and modern hydraulic brakes added excellent stopping power for the 122-inch wheelbase chassis. Famous aviator Amelia Earhart helped introduce the Hudson Terraplane and admired the sporting motorcar for its power and nimble road holding. Today many historians and aficionados consider the 1937 Terraplane model to feature the best styling and technical underpinnings.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The history of this stunning 1937 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe can be traced back to the 1970s, when it was located in Colorado by Hudson club member Steve Blake of Arkansas. The car was later treated to a comprehensive, two-year restoration, by well-known Hudson restoration shop, Davis Restoration, of Charleston, Illinois. It is evident upon close inspection, that the restoration was carried out to a very high level, and with very fine attention to detail. The exact woodgrain color was used on the interior, while new fabrics was sewn up to match the original. The body was lifted off the chassis, and carefully prepared for paint in the stunning Midnight Blue color seen on the car today. Finally, all host of optional extras were fitted to the car, including a rare Motorola radio clock, interior heater, dual fog lights and dual exterior horns.

Once the restoration was completed, the car was displayed at the 1986 Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Nationals in Denver Colorado. The Terraplane would remain in Mr. Blake's caring ownership until 2016, while only occurring some 220 miles. Offered from a well-known Hudson aficionado and collector from Hayworth, Illinois, the spectacular Business Coupe has seen much detail and maintenance work performed in the past couple of years and presents beautifully inside out. 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.
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<b>1937 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 7149279
<b>1937 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 7149279
<b>1937 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 7149279
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