Interesting Finds: 1955 Hudson Metropolitan

ClassicCars TV presents a 1955 Hudson Metropolitan, produced in limited numbers from 1954 to 1956. Hindered by the absence of a V8 engine, coupled with the commercial failure of the Hudson Jet and intense pricing competition between Ford and GM, Hudson faced challenges that ultimately led to its demise by late 1956.

George Mason, the architect behind the proposed merger with AMC, passed away, resulting in the collapse of the deal. Despite its troubled history, the Hudson Metropolitan stands out with its 1500cc 4-cylinder engine, 3-speed manual transmission, and original Turquoise exterior with a white hardtop. The interior features a black-and-white two-tone design, maintaining original floors and body panels, while the entire driveline has been meticulously rebuilt to factory specifications. It sold at the Barrett-Jackson 2024 Scottsdale Auction for $16,500.

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