Rare 1936 Hudson Trunkback - Very original Survivor Car - Electric Hand option
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: - Hudson Custom Six Brougham -
- SubModel: (Upgraded Terraplane)
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Cloth
- Year: 1936
- Mileage: 44,980
- VIN: 637329
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 212ci L-Head
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1936 Other Makes - Hudson Custom Six Brougham - (Upgraded Terraplane)1936 Hudson Custom Six Brougham
Hard to find model
Solid survivor car
Very original example
Up for bids is this seldom seen 1936 Hudson Custom Six Brougham. The Custom Six series rode on a 120" wheelbase and were a step up from the Terraplane series. Like a relic from the past, his car shows lots of patina but is still on the road going strong. The car is extremely solid front to back and top to bottom, standout survivor that's 79 years young.
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The car wears an ancient repaint in its original color of black, t's begun to show its age and could even be mistaken for original paint. The body itself is very straight, ever hit or bumped, haven't detected any areas of filler anywhere on the car. All of the wheels still wear their original paint, ires are reproduction Firestone Deluxe Champions from Coker, hey're in great shape with lots of tread.
Nice grill assembly aside from some slight pitting to the brightwork. The hood emblem itself is completely undamaged, till looking great.
The bumpers are straight but the chrome reflects their age.
The windshield is in good shape, nexplicably better than the rest of the glass which shows fogging and delamination in spots.
The fragile tail light lenses are in terrific condition. The red lens at the bottom was designed to alert oncoming motorists if you are on the side of the road with the trunk up.
The trunk is untouched, till with its luggage straps. The only area on the car that's rough is the trunk channel. I've poked around here with a screwdriver and there's no rot or rust-through here, ust ugliness. The sheet metal on these old Hudsons is impressively thick, here's lots of material here to work with if one wanted to clean up this area.
With the exception of the front floor mat and auxilliary gauge cluster, his interior is completely original.
Dash finish and garnish moldings are in terrific condition, s is the steering wheel. This car was optioned with the "Electric Hand" pre-selector transmission, imilar to those used in Cords. Due to their complex electro-vacuum mechanical operation, udsons so equipped were supplied with a standard floor shift lever that was included with the car's tool kit. The reasoning was that if the Electric Hand failed the driver could simply mount the floor shifter and be on his way. As you can imagine, t indeed failed years ago and the floor shift became a permanent solution. Still, n interesting option that's a neat conversation piece. And if you can manage to make it operational, ven better!
All gauges and controls are functioning, he heater works but the doors are stiff to move. Glovebox contains an informational booklet for salesmen that describes all aspects of the 1936 models. Headliner is original and shows some flaws.
The door panels are all original and show some aging. Door hardware all looks great. One interesting feature on these cars are the forward wing windows. Turn the knob one way and they pivot open, urn it the other way and they roll down into the door.
Back seat area still has its original carpet. All of the car's windlacing and window sweeps are original.
The 212ci L-Head Six runs strongly with no smoke. This car has the optional "Power-Dome" aluminum cylinder head, hich boosted HP from 93 to 100. A 6V alternator has been installed although the original generator is included and from what I've been told is ready to bolt on. The car runs down the road with adequate power, sound suspension and good braking response.
The undercarriage is amazingly solid, rom the frame to the floor pans to the running boards - you'll find no rust issues anywhere. Just a neat old Hudson that's wearing a well earned patina.
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About the reserve price:
Out of fairness to all bidders the reserve is held in confidence, lease just bid at the level you feel comfortable paying. This auction ends Monday August 24th at 9AM Pacific Tim, 1 AM Centra, 2 Noon Eastern, PM GMT .
I will contact the winning bidder via email within 3 hours of auction completion. I would like a $500 deposit via paypal within 24 hours. Balance is due (bank check or bank wire transfer only) within 7 calendar days of auction end. The car will be securely garaged until pickup.
About this auction:
This auction process is a legally binding contract into which you enter when you click "confirm" on your bid. Please have finances in order before you decide to bid and please ask all questions before you decide to bid. Basically, lease only bid if you are ready to purchase this car. Car is sold as-is with no warranties express or implied. License plates are not included unless the winning bidder is an Oregon state resident. Any disputes regarding the sale of this vehicle shall be resolved through binding arbitration exclusively in Multnomah County, regon under applicable state laws. By bidding you agree to these terms.
Please check my feedback, take customer satisfaction very seriously and am a licensed, onded and insured dealer in the State of Oregon. I own this car outright and the pictures were taken last week. Clean and clear title.
You and/or your representative are welcome and encouraged to inspect the car in person before the close of auction. I can be reached at 503-891-7702 between the hours of 9-5. Previously sold inventory is available to view at www.cascadiaclassic.com
Post Auction details:
The transport cost is the responsiblity of the winning bidder, lthough I'll be happy to help with logistics. I have a wholesale account with a shipping dispatch service and can help you find a reasonable rate.
Overseas bidders may contact any of these international shippers for a quote:
CFR / Rinkens
Thanks for looking!