Friday, March 27, 2015

First draft of listing

1952 Hudson Hornet 4 door Sedan. Blue exterior and interior in original colors. Straight-six 308 with Twin H-Power, dual range hydra-matic, and Vintage Air heat and air-conditioning. Texas car.  The Hornet is a strong driver and has served my family well. New interior (woodgrain & fabrics) and mechanical check-up in 2011 from Wildrick Restoration. New radial wide whitewall tires, brakes, exhaust, thermostat, radiator core, ignition, coil, wires & plugs, oil fitter kit, gas tank lining, and more since 2009. It comes with the owner’s manuals, assorted parts, and Hudson hub puller. It runs strong and looks fantastic driving down the street. History, detail, and pictures available at http://52hornet.blogspot.com/  Selling for 20K OBO. Michael Sandberg 507-398-3700 541 Byron MN 55920

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring has come, sort of.

I had decided to wait through winter to make sure I really wanted to sell the Hudson. Spring is here, along with about 9" of snow and the decision is made. I am selling the Hudson. Now I just need to follow-through and actually list it. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The decision has been made. It is time to sell the Hudson. I haven't decided exactly where to list it yet but I am considering Hemmings or ClassicCars.com. They both seem like good choices although ClassicCars.com listed until sold feature seems to fit better with my timeline of this fall or next spring. I already posted it on the Hudson Essex Terraplane website. You will most likely have to be already logged in for this link to work. Pricing is also an interesting question. Other comparable Hornet sedans seem to list around 20K. This would fit in the range of more than I paid for it but less than I have put into it. So I am selling for 20K or best offer. Only time will tell if it is a good number. If you are interested, let me know.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

6 weeks and nearly a grand later....

First of all a big thank you to Russ and Randy at 21st Century Hudson for parts and Hudson advice for my local mechanic at Byron Auto! About 6 weeks ago I needed to have the brakes checked & bled and the gasket on the top end of the heat-riser replaced. Turned out to be quite a lot more to it than either I or my mechanic expected. In short my dual exhaust adapter was cast thick and made things so tight that it effectively popped the heat-riser gasket.  There were trials and tribulations but in the end it was ground down and pretty much every gasket from the exhaust manifold on back had to be replaced.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Up on jacks

It has been quite some time since I have had the Hudson up on jack stands. I am attempting my first brake bleed. Hopefully I get ambitious and break out the grease gun since I already have it up.  Wish me luck.

Update: while I can change my oil and grease my fittings, brake work seems better left to a professional. Maybe a different story if I had a lift. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

First wax of 2013

It has been a tough year and the Hudson has been left in the garage for quite some time. This morning was its first wash & wax of 2013. Looking pretty good if I do say so myself. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012