Curbside Outtake: 1951 Hudson Hornet – Down, But Not Out

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Some CCs exist more in their owner’s dreams and aspirations than they do in real life. When I run across a car like this Hudson Hornet, I, too, can see the potential – and if I mentally squint hard enough, that rusty and oxidized paint suddenly shimmers with a gloss so deep you could reach your hand right into it…

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Cars like this (or like the semi-load of DeSotos I saw earlier this year) appear briefly and then are gone, leaving us to wonder whether they will live again, or got broken up for parts so another car can live.

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I’m guessing (based on the 1979 plates) that this car was a “barn find,” and hopefully there’s enough “there” there to make it worthwhile restoring.

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What a stately and beautiful vehicle; so many delightful details that are still pleasing to the eye despite the weary appearance of the car.

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Hudson Motor Car Company may not be around any more, but perhaps, one day, this Hornet will fly again!

Hudson Hornet CC here