To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 5134269
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 40,000 US
This cream with red Hudson Terraplane spent time on screen in the popular 2009 Hollywood film “Public Enemies.” Acclaimed actor Johnny Depp, both well-liked and a many time award-nominee, is seen with this Hudson as the Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during the rampaging crime wave of the 1930s.
The Hudson is custom in that it has a 350-cid Chevrolet V-8 engine that is mated to a floor-shift three-speed manual transmission. The period feel is all over this car with a plush velour interior that has nicely presented woodgrain dashboard details and distinct white-faced gauges. Additionally the car carries a heater, clock, radio, dual wipers, rare hood ornament and dual horns. The Hudson has been frame-off restored and has been built to drive and enjoy by being equipped with updates to make it more usable.
The vee’d radiator shell is nicely complemented by chrome-plated, bullet-shaped headlights, side-louvered hood, skirted fenders and “bustle back” trunk. There is a metal-clad sidemount on the passenger side along with twin taillights, dual mirrors and artillery-type wheels with wide whitewall tires.
The car comes with a DVD of “Public Enemies,” poster-size screen shot of Johnny Depp with the Terraplane, original movie posters, poster board with many pieces of history and documentation plus the cancelled Universal Studios car title. This presents a wonderful opportunity for museums and collectors to acquire a documented movie car that was in a well-marketed film with one of America’s best-known and highest-paid stars. 1935 Hudson Terraplane Custom Two-Door Sedan