1954 Hudson Italia Specifications


Here are extensive specifications for the 1954 Hudson Italia.

Price $4,350 New York POE according to an AMC PR Dept. press release (undated; $4,800 f.o.b. Detroit, per September 23, 1953, Hudson letter to dealers and October 1954 Motor Trend
Standard equipment
Borrani chrome wire wheels, white-side wall tires, “Twin-H-Power,” aluminum cylinder head, leather-and-vinyl upholstery, carpeting, reclining bucket seats, seatbelts, radio, heater, back-up lights, directional signals
Engine
inline 6-cyl L-head
Bore x stroke (in.) 3.00 x 4.75
Displacement (cid)
201.5
Compression ratio
8.0:1
Horsepower @ rpm
114 @ 4,000
Torque (lbs/ft) @ rpm
166 @ 2,000
Taxable horsepower
21.6
Lubrication system
full-pressure
Main bearings
4
Valve lifters
mechanical
Fuel system
2-1 bbl carburetors, mechanical pump
Cooling system
centrifugal pump
Electrical system
6-volt
Exhaust system
single
Clutch
single dry plate
Diameter (in.)
9.0
Transmission
3-speed selective, synchronized 2nd and 3rd Speeds, column-mounted lever
Ratios:
1st, 2.60:1, 2nd, 1.63:1 3rd, 1.00:1; reverse, 3.53:1
Differentialhypoid
Drive
Hotchkiss type
Ratio
4.10:1
Drive axle
semi-floating
Steering
Gemmer worm-and-roller
Ratio
18.2:1 gear, 20.2:1 overall
Turns lock-to-lock
4
Turning diameter (ft)
39.33
Brakes4-wheel internal hydraulic
Drum diameter (in.)
9.0
Effective area (sq in.)
132.1
Construction
unit chassis platform with steel perimeter frame and front sub-frame; reinforced aluminum body
Body style
2-pass grand touring coupe
Body builder
Carrozzeria Touring, Milan, Italy
Suspension, front
independent A-arms, coil springs, torsional stabilizer
Suspension, rear
rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
Shock absorbers
tubular hydraulic, direct-acting
WheelsBorrani chrome wires, knock-off hubs
Tires
6.40-14, 4-ply, tube type
Measurements and weight

Wheelbase (in.)
105.0
Overall length (in.)
183.0
Overall width (in.)
70.0
Overall height (in.)
54.0
Tread, front/rear (in.)
54.0/52.0
Minimum road clearance (in.)
7.5
Shipping weight (lbs)
2,710
Capacities

Crankcase (qts)
5.0
Cooling system (qts)
16.0
Fuel tank (gal)
15.0
Transmission (pts)
1.5
Differential (pts)
2.33
Calculated data

Stroke/ bore ratio
1.58:1
Horsepower/cid
0.566
Weight (lbs)/bhp
23.8
Weight/cid
13.4
Weight/sq in, (brakes)
20.5
Performance¹

Top speed (mph)
95.88²
Acceleration:

1/4-mile/mph
19.8 sec/68.6
0-30 mph (sec)
4.6
0-60 mph (sec)
15.2
Stopping distances:

From 30 mph (ft)
45
From 45 mph (ft)
104
From 60 mph (ft)
213
Production
26 (incl prototype)

¹From an August 1953 road test of a Hudson Super Jet with Twin-H-Power and Hydra-Matic transmission. Because of its more aerodynamic shape and stick shift, the Italia was undoubedly a bit faster.

²Average of four runs.

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