1936 Hudson Custom 8 convertible coupe.
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Chassis spans varied from 120 to 129 inches on an expanding line of bodies through 1938, during which time Hudson gradually evolved toward more enveloping, curvy bodywork. Styling was all-new for 1936, but not as radical as most of the competition's.
These are big, handsome cars that deserve a close look, if you can find one in good shape.
Pluses of the 1935-1938 Hudson Custom Eight:
- Innovative and contemporary for the time
- Handsome styling, more streamlined in each successive year
- Solidly built
- Good performance
- Not many open bodies available
- Relatively high operating costs
- Parts supplies short, so consider only top-condition examples
Production of the 1936 Hudson Custom Eight:
Production of the 1937 Hudson Custom Eight:
Production of the 1938 Hudson Custom Eight:
Specifications of the 1935-1938 Hudson Custom Eight:
Length, inches: NA
Wheelbase, inches: 124.0 (1935); 120.0/127.0 (1936); 122.0/129.0 (1937-1938)
Weight, pounds: 2,950-3,275
Price (new): $845-$1,299 (U.S.)
Engines for the 1935-1938 Hudson Custom Eight:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower ||Years |
|sv I-8||254.5 cid||113-128||1935-1938|
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