1953→1954 Hudson Italia
In 1953 Hudson drew up a deal with Carrozzeria Touring to produce the Italia on their Jet chassis. It was described as being “styled like no other car that has preceded it” and was basically a show-car made for public consumption.
Hudson said the car was safe “due to its extremely low center of gravity, its ‘Monobilt’ body-and-frame, and its cornering and braking ability.”
Around 25 Italias were produced until Hudson’s merger with Nash and the project was canceled.
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1953 – 1954|
|built at||Milan, Italy|
|fuel feed||2 Carburetors|
|displacement||3310 cc / 202 in³|
|power||85.0 kw / 114 bhp|
|specific output||34.44 bhp per litre|
|r suspension||Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs|
Auction Sales History
1955 Hudson Italia IT10024 – sold for $154,000 Sequestered for More than 40 Years. The 24th of Just 26 Hudson Italias Built. Beautifully Preserved Coachwork and Interior. Longtime California Car with Fascinating History. A Virtually Unknown, Significant Garage Find. 202 CID Inline 6-Cylinder Engine (Not Included) Three-Speed Manual Gearbox (Not Included) Twin Carter Carburetors (Not Incl
Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company
1953 Hudson Italia IT10003 – sold for $330,000 One of Just 25 Originally Produced. Distinctive Frank Spring Design with Exotic Touring Superleggera Coachwork. Fascinating and Highly Advanced “Dream Car” Styling. Concours-Quality, Correct, and Highly Attractive Restoration Just Over 26,000 Original Miles.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
Auction Source: Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions
1954 Hudson Italia Coupe – sold for $275,000
Auction Source: 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island RM Auction