1934 Hudson Terraplane Phaeton, very rare and ready to show or go!!!!! for sale in Chester, Indiana
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$80,000.00 or best offer, I have $75,000.00 in restoration receipts!!!
This is a very rare Hudson and you will probably never see another.
Terraplanes were Hudson?s low end car, with not much chrome or options. Most of the larger Hudsons came with eight cylinder engines and chrome everywhere. Most wealthier people would buy the higher end Hudson. In 1934, with the depression worsening, Hudson had drawn the specifications and put the phaetons in their brochures but then had to pull them from all dealer and body company availability. During this period Europeans and Australians were in love with the very snappy performing and good looking Terraplane. Hudson Motors, US decided, due to the amount of exports, to contract Ruskin Motor Bodies, Ltd., of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to body these phaetons and roadsters. They built six phaetons and a few roadsters. Hudson never authorized any more phaetons built after 1934. Briggs Body of US continued with the convertible coupes for several years. This is the only restored example left in the world. There are two that have been rumored to exist, one in Tasmania that was changed into a larger Hudson with an eight cylinder motor and the other was said to have been seen at an Australian bed and breakfast used for weddings.
Your chances for owning one will probably be now or never.
The car was professionally restored in the 90s and shown at several AACA meets and Concours. Some of the awards with AACA were: 11/96 1st Junior, 5/97 Senior, 11/02 Senior Grand National, 2/03 Orphan car of year, and Several Preservation Awards by previous owner. I have not spent the time showing as the previous owner, but won top Hudson at the Orphan show in Ypsilanti, Mi last fall, drove it to the Englewood, FL AACA show in the winter and won Best of Show, and 8/13/11 I took it to the Krasl Concours in Saint Joseph, MI and won The most Outstanding Open Car at the Concours. These awards speak for it?s condition and it runs great with everything working fine. Ready for you to enjoy or add to a museum.
Please contact me at 765- with any questions.