1954 HUDSON Italia, 6-cyl.

1954 HUDSON Italia, 6-cyl.

HUDSON ITALIA — CUSTOM SERIES — SIX — Twenty-six Hudson Italia coupes were built in 1954 on the Jet platform. The Italia body was styled and crafted by Carrozzeria Touring, of Milan, Italy, based on original sketches by Hudson's own Frank Spring. The sporty GT had aluminum coachwork; functional front fender scoops with brake cooling ducts; wraparound windshield; flow through ventilation; contoured leather bucket seats with three different densities of foam for proper support; deep-pile Italian floor carpeting; Borrani wire spoke wheels; white sidewall tires; radio; heater; back-up lights; and turn signals stacked in Jet-tube pipes tunneled into rear fenders. The Italia was announced, as a production model, on Jan. 14, 1954, the same day Hudson's merger with Nash Motors was approved. The 26 cars were actually designed and custom built as four-passenger Grand Touring ‘image’ cars to steal attent ...

 

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