1922 Hudson Super Six


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1922 Hudson Super Six Saloon
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. SAJP65FCT

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 in 1909. 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 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, and would set a number of American speed records in 2016. The secret of the Hudson's success was its advanced, four-bearing, 4.7-litre engine, which featured eight counterweights, large valves, a relatively high compression ratio, and efficient porting. With 76bhp on tap, the Super Six possessed a level of 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.

This Super Six was purchased in 1989 in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec by the current vendors, a prominent private collection in the Republic of Ireland. Described by the vendors as in very good/excellent condition, the car is offered with a letter from the previous owner, shipping documents, and the original Canadian Immatriculation Certificate.