Lot 548 – 1929 Hudson Victoria


1929 Hudson Victoria

This car is from the Pete Welzbacker Hudson collection in Seabeck Wa.  Pete was known in the Hudson club as the 1929 historian.  This is the first time this car has been offered for sale.  The car was frame off restored, finished in 1978.  The Odometer shows 30K and I believe that to be original.  The car was found in Fortuna Cal. in 1969 and was very solid and complete.

This car is a custom bodied car.  Hudson had the Biddle & Smart Co. in Amesbury Massachusetts build body.  http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/b/biddle_smart/biddle_smart.htm  There were only 30 Victorias manufactured.  6 are known to exists in the Hudson club today.  This is a model R chassis with a 1221/2” wheelbase.  It is powered by Hudsons famous Super Six F-Head 288.5 ci with a 3spd transmission.  It has 4 wheel cable actuated drum brakes.  Hudson claimed speeds of 80 MPH and would cruise at “70 miles per hour all day.”  The engine has been updated with a down draft carburetor and 6v electric fuel pump.  The Mohair interior was upholstered by Denny Hipp.  The original memorabilia that Pete collected will be offered with the car.  Although this car was restored 40 years ago and driven many miles it was lovingly maintained and shows well.