1956 Hudson Hornet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Mileage 
    68 326 mi / 109 961 km
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    XKD1609
  • Lot number 
    70
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1956 Hudson Hornet
Year: 1956
Make: Hudson
Model: Hornet
Body: 4-Door Sedan RHD
Odometer: Indicating 68,326 miles
Engine: L6 -straight 6-cylinder
Transmission: Automatic
Colour: Blue
Seats: 6
Description/extras:
- 1956 Hudson Custom Hornet
- 1 of 6512 produced
- Body number 1062
- L6 -straight 6-cylinder engine
- Assembled export RHD example

Assembled by American Motors Corporation in Detroit, Michigan, this 1956 Hudson Custom is a true survivor of its era. Limitedly produced, this 1956 Hudson Custom is believed to be one of only 6512 four-door units ever produced and are a rarity in any comparable condition.

Presenting in its original blue paintwork, the Hudson custom Hornet 6 was the luxury release in its line. This example is believed to feature the Wide block 308 L6 engine, with a 262 head fitted on and is powered through a 3-speed automatic transmission.

The interior is finished in a two tone of white and navy-blue leather and showcases a fitment of chrome dials, trims and dash outlays. The seats are plush and accommodate seating for up to 6 while still offering a spacious, comfortable driving experience.

Receiving an earlier motor reconditioning, this Hudson Hornet Custom is a time capsule example of early day, mechanical excellence and today stand as highly collectible vehicles.

Between the years of 1955-1957 the American Motors Corporation (AMC) produced the Hudson Hornet as the second generation, as a re-styled Nash having been badged and engineered as a Hudson. From late 1956, the introduction of the Super and Custom series hornets were the last Hudson named vehicles before the AMC products took the Rambler name.

In 1957 these two series were available as either a four-door sedan or a two-door “Hollywood” hardtop and the second year of the V-Line styling featured a larger egg-crate grille, newly introduced creases and chrome strips running down the side of the car and fender finettes atop the rounded rear quarter panels for the 1957 model.

The XKD vin signified the export series, namely known as the unassembled import line, and were built to feature a right-hand-drive configuration.

Chassis: XKD1609

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1385

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