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The 1950s Classic Hudson Cars Channel covers popular antique Hudsons from the decade. Take a look under the hoods of different 1950s classic Hudson cars.

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1955-1957 Hudson Hornet

The 1955-1957 Hudson Hornet design was a result of the American Motors merger. Now built as a reskinned Nash, these cars were produced on the Kenosha Wisconsin assembly lines. Read why this legendary car is sometimes called the ''Hash''.


1950 Hudson Commodore

 1950 Hudson Commodore

The 1950 Hudson Commodore set a new standard for postwar luxury automobile design. See pictures and a profile of the 1950 Hudson Commodore. See more »

1954-1955 Hudson Italia

 1954-1955 Hudson Italia

The 1954-1955 Hudson Italia cashed in on the 1950s craze for sports cars and Italian products. See pictures and a profile of the 1954-1955 Hudson Italia. See more »

1954 Hudson Italia

1954 Hudson Italia

The 1954 Hudson Italia was impractical, but Hudson built it anyway, in hopes of generating good publicity. Learn more about the 1954 Hudson Italia. See more »

1953-1954 Hudson Jet

1953-1954 Hudson Jet

The awkward styling of the 1953-1954 Hudson Jet kept it from being a success despite excellent performance. Follow this piece of automotive history. See more »

1955-1957 Hudson Hornet

The 1955-1957 Hudson Hornet design was a result of the American Motors merger. Read why this legendary car is sometimes called the “Hash.” See more »

1954 Hudson Jet-Liner

The 1954 Hudson Jet-Liner was the best and last of the Hudson Jets. Get details on this ’54 collectible car designed by Frank Spring. See more »

1953-1954 Hudson Super Jet

The 1953-1954 Hudson Super Jet was an upper-class version of the Jet compact. Get production details on this collectible sedan. See more »

1953-1954 Hudson Super Wasp

The 1953-1954 Hudson Super Wasp was a luxury design in the Hudson series. Read about the Super Wasp convertible and Hollywood hardtop. See more »

1952-1954 Hudson Wasp

The 1952-1954 Hudson Wasp was an easy-to-handle step-down design. Get details on the full line of collectible Hudson Wasps that debuted in 1952. See more »

1951-1953 Hudson Hornet

The 1951-1953 Hudson Hornet is one of the most memorable cars of the postwar era. Read why this unbeatable stock-car is an all-time industry great. See more »