Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hudson Hornet... one of 26 convertibles known to exist, hence, no expense spared restoration

Jim, a true great car guy, restored this near basket case because: he could, no one else likely would, and to preserve a remarkable car that is one of a very few remaining examples of the peak of Hudson cars.. .. (and he said his 14 yr old grandson would kill to have it!)

This steering wheel was beyond saving, the one in the car was found OEM in a box in Nebraska

Above and below: Passenger side front
So those before pictures really cover how bad previous owners neglected this beauty, looking at the restored condition, I can't understand how they could ever let it sit and fall apart!