Lot #5035

1955 HUDSON ITALIA 2 DOOR COUPE

Auction Scottsdale 2013
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 5035
Year 1955
Make HUDSON
Model ITALIA
Style 2 DOOR COUPE
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 1T1002
Exterior Color CREAM
Interior Color RED/CREAM
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 202
Transmission 3-SPEED MANUAL
Description
Hudson designer, Frank Spring (who left Murphy Coachbuilders in the '30s to join Hudson), contracted with Carrozzeria Touring of Milan to build 25 production models of his dream sports car. Touring created a Superleggera coupe with an aluminum unibody built over a steel tub frame. Spring designed doors cut 7" into the roof for ease of entry, which he pioneered on some Duesenbergs. Unique to the Italia were custom bucket seats, Borrani knock-off wheels, air ducts in the body for brake cooling and triple exhaust pipes which served as stop, brake and back-up lights. Each car cost Hudson $28,000 to build and sold for $4,800. This car, body number 21, has had four owners. For the past 30 years it has remained in a private collection. The Pebble Beach quality restoration was completed in 2012.
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