One-Family-Owned 1951 Hudson Hornet Sedan
- Chassis: 7A12200
- 49k Miles Shown
- 308ci Inline-Six
- 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
- Gray Paint
- Striped Upholstery
- Front & Rear Bench Seats
- Hudson Radio
- Steel Wheels w/Hubcaps
- Whitewall Tires
- 6-Volt Electrical System
- Copy of 1950 Colorado Title
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This 1951 Hudson Hornet sedan was purchased new in December 1950 at Patton Brothers Motor Service of Cortez, Colorado by a family member of the seller. In 1961 the car was stored, and in 2011 the seller returned the car to operating condition. Finished in gray over striped white and blue cloth upholstery, the car is powered by a 308ci inline-six paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes steel wheels with hubcaps and whitewall tires, front and rear bench seats, a Hudson-branded radio, and a six-volt electrical system. Service has included brake work, refinishing the engine, rebuilding the fuel pump, and replacing the spark plugs, drive belts, coolant hoses, thermostat, and fuel filter. This Hornet is now offered with an owner’s manual, a copy of its 1950 Colorado title, manufacturer’s literature, trim pieces, and a clean Colorado title in the seller’s name.
The car is finished in French Gray, and the seller points out damage to the right-rear corner of the vehicle, which was sustained at some point in the 1950s or early 1960s. Other imperfections and wear are also noted in various locations around the vehicle, as pictured in the gallery below.
Steel 15″ wheels wear chrome-finished hubcaps and American Classic whitewall radial tires. The seller states that the brakes were rebuilt in 2011.
The interior features a bench seat up front, and the rear bench has a fold-down armrest. The white and blue striped upholstery has tears and separated seams. A Hudson-branded AM radio is located in the center of the dash, and the car utilizes a six-volt electrical system.
A three-spoke steering wheel sits ahead of instrumentation that includes an 11×10-mph speedometer, a clock, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 49k miles, approximately 2k of which have been added by the seller.
The 308ci inline-six has been refinished in gold and was tuned up with replacement spark plugs and an ignition-points condenser. The drive belts, coolant hoses, thermostat, and fuel filter have also been replaced by the seller, the fuel pump has been rebuilt, and the fuel system has been cleaned.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Hydramatic four-speed automatic transmission, which was rebuilt under current ownership. Additional photos of the underside are presented in the gallery, and corrosion is noted on some underbody components.
A copy of a Colorado title issued in 1950 is shown above.
Photos of the car after it was removed from storage in 2011 are also provided in the gallery.