AutoHunter Spotlight: 1956 Hudson Hornet Hollywood

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Riviera. Vacation. Coupe de Ville. Catalina. Sportsman. Lancer. Nation Membership. These had been the designations given to hardtop physique types of varied producers beginning with Buick, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac in 1949. For Hudson, it christened its hardtop coupe “Hollywood.” A kind of fashionable autos, a restored 1956 Hudson Hornet Hollywood, is on the market on AutoHunter, the net public sale platform powered by ClassicCars.com. Considered one of 1,053 produced for the 1956 model 12 months, this Hudson is powered by a Packard 352cid V8 backed by a two-speed computerized transmission. Options embrace Continental package, energy steering, energy brakes, reclining entrance seats, and rear middle armrest. Completed in two-tone inexperienced over inexperienced material and leather-based inside, this Hudson comes from the promoting supplier with a reprinted proprietor’s handbook, store handbook, and clear title.

Beginning in 1955, after Nash and Hudson merged to kind American Motors, Hudsons had been primarily based on Nash our bodies. For 1956, the Hudson featured a heavy facelift with curious styling that gave the impression to be OCD with angles, probably impressed by the model’s brand. The same 1957 featured much more angular prospers, plus an argument might be made that the 1956-57 was the one automotive to ever function fins on the entrance fenders.

When restored, this 1956 Hudson Hornet Hollywood was refinished in Bermuda Inexperienced and Polo Inexperienced. Options embrace longitudinal trim with gold accents, gold accented emblems, roof-mounted antenna, and Continental package.

A set of inexperienced 15-inch wheels with wheel covers is wrapped in older 6.70-15 Firestone whitewall bias-ply tires.

The reclining entrance split-bench seat and rear seat are upholstered in Forsyth Darkish Inexperienced material and Mild Inexperienced leather-based (code 683). Options embrace energy steering, column-mounted computerized transmission, and AM radio.

The instrument panel features a 120-mph speedometer and gauges for the gas stage and coolant temperature. The nonfunctional odometer reads 59,886 miles.

Energy is supplied by a Packard 352cid V8 with two-barrel and backed by Packard’s Ultramatic Drive two-speed computerized transmission. Service in June 2023 included a tune-up, an oil change, and the set up of an electrical gas pump.

This 1956 Hudson was factory-equipped with an impartial entrance suspension and a strong rear-drive axle. Braking is supplied by energy four-wheel drums. A single exhaust outlet exits on the rear.

Bidding for this 1956 Hudson Hornet Hollywood two-door hardtop closes on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 1:45 p.m. (PDT).

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