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1957 Hudson Hornet

1957 Hudson Hornet


Description

Ultra rare 1957 Hudson Hornet--the last year for Hudson! California car is finished in Gotham Gray, Red, and White tri-color exterior with complimentary red, gray and black interior. Seats fold down for sleeping bed.

In 1957, the historic Hudson name came only in a Hornet version and this example is the Custom sedan. For the second year the V-Line styling featured an enormous egg-crate grille, creases and chrome strips on the sides, and five tri-tone schemes for the Custom models.

There was more ornamentation to the cars, including fender "finettes" atop the rounded rear quarter panels for 1957, as well as very unusual twin-fin trim on top of both front fenders. Although the price was reduced and the power was increased by way of AMC's new 327 cu in (5.4 L) that was rated at 255 hp (190 kW) with a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts, consumers reacted by buying only 3,108 units. Production of the Hornet ended on June 25, 1957, at which time the Hudson brand was dropped and all of AMC's products took the "Rambler" name.


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