1916 HUDSON Model 40, 6-cyl.

1916 HUDSON Model 40, 6-cyl.

HUDSON — MODEL SIX-40 — SERIES G-SIX: The Six-40's model run was a short one, lasting from June, 1915 to January, 1916 when it, as well as the unchanged Six-54, was replaced by the Super Six. The Six-40 featured both styling and engineering changes. The beltline was given a gentle curve to further enhance the “yacht-line” styling that had been an advertised feature since 1913, and both entry into and riding in a Hudson became a bit more enjoyable due to wider doors and a roomier interior. On open models the upper portion of the beltline was leather-covered. Hudson also touted its new “Ever-Lustre” finish which in a veiled reference to rust and corrison, it noted “combats as never before the main cause of depreciation.” In preparation for the new Super Six and a change of philosophy regarding annual model changes Hudson identified the last of the Six-40s as Series G.

 

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