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Old 04-13-2011, 02:58 AM
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Congrats...

That car definitely has potential. Great job finding it.

As to the plate question, I found this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle..._of_California

The plate on your car looks like the black plate that was issued from '63 - '69.

I'd love to know how it ended up in Sweden.

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I shed a tear for that car. great find, wish I had a chance to get it. didn't say if the motor runs, by the looks of it, it may not take much plugs look fresh like someone may have already tried.


Good luck. If it were mine, id paint it a dark color, leather wrapped interior go hot rod mafia style, think 1950's 20 somethings running around going to dance clubs and racing. BTW im the younger vintage as well 27. My only Hudson knowledge camefrom the movie CARS.
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. My only Hudson knowledge camefrom the movie CARS.
Great movie btw.

Very impressive car mr.slow, wouldnt mind owning one myself.
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Thanks everyone for all the positive comments! Its really fun to read! Thanks for the link about the plates then maybe this car has been standing still since the 60's!? :O Amazing!
The engine and transmission are running very well btw! The only thing i really have to do before il go and register it here in Sweden is to fix the brakes a little and some minor fixes.

sjkonyndyk : In the future i will probarly go with that style cause thats about what i was planning Could get really cool! and nice to see some younger vintage people to
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54 Hudson

Mr Slow,
That car even today in a west coast US auto show "Corral" (Cars for sale area) would bring many persons interested in the car. I did see a '53 Commodore with the rear mount continental kit (spare tire) sell for $36,000 dollars (US) and the buyer was very happy to get it at that price. I also saw another in an auction (Scottsdale, Arizona) and it was all dressed up and really looking like a new car. It went for $59,000 (US) and again many bidders. These cars aren't very plentiful in this world and all they do is increase in value if properly care for and serviced.
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I wish I could have gotten that hudson, but at the time I just didn't have the money and I lived in an apartment. I might have been able to trade something, but not enough for the car. It was around 2k, kind of rough. Just good enough to be a driver, but not a daily driver.

Sometimes you just have to accept what you got now. I am happy enough with my 1968 Cadillac Sedan DeVille. It is just enough stretching of my skills.
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Thats some really amazing prices Highball! and silentpoet thats a shame you couldnt buy that Hudson But nothing wrong with a Cadillac that is a really nice car!

As soon as i have it in the garage i will take some more pictures and upload it here! Or maybe il should start a new thread for that?
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You'll have more contributing comments and lookers if you keep everything on one thread, I think.
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Been a long time since last! Much of the electric have been fixed, the carbs are restored, the gasoline tank has been restored and fixed, new fuel lines, fuel pump, and much more! Here's some pics!
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That is an amazing car! I like that you are keeping the body stock, it is like my Fleetline already look chopped. Keep us updated.
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Hudson Hornet 1954

Great work too! It takes time.planning and of course money. BUT... this car will be sought after if you wish to turn it over. There are not many of these anywhere. Congratulations on a nice find and what is shaping up to be a beautiful car.
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That is an amazing car! Thanks for the update, too many times we don't get any more info. The break on the side of the car with the chrome just begs for a 2 tone paint job, much like it is stock. Any ideas on that? Dark blue on the bottom, light blue on top, dark green on the bottom, light green on top would be very cool looking. What do you need for parts? We could keep an open ear and eyeball for you. I don't know how hard it is to mail stuff to your country, that may be a stumbling block. I am looking for a Hemmings Mag in my collection for another member, on 55-56 Mercs, I'll look for a Hudson Mag also, Hemmings Collector Car magazine gets a big thumbs up from me.
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Your Hudson is definitely worth the work it will take to get it back on the road. In my opinion the car will attract attention if you fix it up absolutely stock, or if you go the hotrod route. They were very much respected and as the other responses told you, they dominated stock car racing circuits for several years, even competing with the "new" Oldsmobile Rocket overhead valve V8s. Your Hudson will be a verrrrrryy cool ride!! Hope you can find the parts you need.
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Thanks for all the nice comments and great response! Il try to keep the body stock as it is as long as possible. But later in some years it will be painted and probarly in a 2 tone as you said Dinger!
Thanks for all the help about the parts to, really nice guys n gals! But i have a guy here in Sweden who have a lot of contacts "over there" in the usa who's also is a big hudson fan and he help me with most of the parts Next thing on the list is the brakes! Will buy a complete new break kit. Here's some more pics! Also a pic of the other 2 cars in the garage! My 2 friends cars! Chevy nova and a mustang

Btw Olds455 youre fleetline looks great!
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