Lot 547 – 1954 Hudson Super Wasp



1954 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

This car is from the Pete Welzbacker Hudson collection in Seabeck Wa.  This is the first time this car has been offered for sale.   This is a RARE car.  The Super Wasp has all the chrome and dash of the Hornet.  This car was found in East Bremerton in 1980.  Pete put 2 quarts of Transmission fluid in it and drove it home.  After a timing chain and tune up many miles were driven to Hudson meets around the US.  This was Pete’s driver.  After the old Borg-Warner transmission gave out the car was parked for a few years.  Pete had been collecting 50’s speed Equipment and it was time for an upgrade.  The original 262ci inline 6 engine was rebuilt in 1999 with a Clifford ¾ race cam.  Other items include a Clifford split exhausts manifold and Edmunds Custom intake with dual carbs.  An Edmunds Custom finned aluminum head and Bee hive oil filter and Hot Pertronix coil and ignition were also added.  A Danny Springs adaptor plate was used with a Th350 Chevrolet transmission.  The car has been lowered 2”.  It has a 12V GM alternator and has been completely rewired.  The car has the original back seat upholstery and has had the Headliner replaced.  Although this car shows some lead seams and scratches in the paint it is a “good ten footer” Pete would say.  All the memorabilia Pete collected will be offered with the car.