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1954 Hudson Italia Coupe

1954 Hudson Italia Coupe

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1954 Hudson Italia Coupe

1954 Hudson Italia Coupe
AUCTION RESULTS: Car was Sold at a price of $275,000

114bhp, 202 cu. in. inline six-cylinder engine, two dual-barrel carburetors, three-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 105". Coachwork by Touring of Milan.

This striking Italia, chassis number IT10011, is one of just 21 examples known to remain in existence. While it is believed by some authorities that the flamboyant Las Vegas-based entertainer Liberace may have once owned this very car, no corroborative evidence has currently been found. Today, the Italia displays a comprehensive cosmetic restoration, including a fresh exterior finish in the original and correct cream-yellow color, new brightwork and a new and correct red and tan interior, as well as a fully detailed dash panel and engine bay. The Italia is also offered complete with a large file of documentation and the current owner reports that it runs and drives exactly as it should.

Collector interest in the wonderful Italian custom-bodied cars of the 1950s is strong and continues to grow. This dramatic Hudson Italia continues to exemplify a long-lost era of automotive design and innovation, when even a small manufacturer like Hudson rivaled the Big Three. Whether used as a fitting show entry or as a tour and event car, the fortunate new owner of this Italia will certainly be in privileged company.

RM Auctions
Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 14, 2009
Website: www.rmauctions.com
Sold at a price of $275,000
Lot #290

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1954 Hudson Italia Coupe

1954 Hudson Italia Coupe

1954 Hudson Italia Coupe

1954 Hudson Italia Coupe

1954 Hudson Italia Coupe

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