1954 was, to say the least, an eventful year for the Detroit-based Hudson Motor Car Company. On January 14, 1954, the board of directors voted to merge with the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation to form the American Motors Company, with Hudson and Nash (and Kelvinator) each becoming a division of the newly formed AMC. The merger was deemed official on May 1st following a vote of the shareholders on March 24th thereby creating the 4th largest American automobile manufacturer behind the “Big Three” (GM, Ford, and Chrysler).
The 308 Hornet Big Six is hooked up to an Automatic Transmission ensuring that just about anyone can take this baby for a spin around the block. Being that the Hornet was the top-of-the-line model for Hudson, they (like this one) came loaded with many options! With power steering, getting in and out of those tight parking spaces at car shows or your local drive-in is a breeze.
The dash, upholstered door panels and steering wheel all appear to be in their stock configuration and are in wonderful shape as well. The power windows work great, going up and down with ease. The dash is equipped with a 120 MPH speedometer, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, clock and a push button radio.