This robin’s-egg blue Hornet, a Super four-door sedan – the most common Hudson made that year – appeared in the June 1974 issue of Hemmings Motor News. More than 1,200 had been produced, and this one was offered at $1,750 (about $8,500 today).
The 1957 Hudsons will pop up from time to time as this Custom did back in 2011. The Super Sedans are valued at about $9,000 on average today and can go to a high of $18,000 for a top example. These cars are a time capsule of some of the gaudy styling that was taking place back in that era, and many people refer to these cars as “Hashes,” a nod to the Nash connection that was evident in 1955-1957. Special Interest Autos did a great story on a 1956 Hornet Special back in October of 1983, which dives much deeper into the post-merger Hudson era, as well as providing in-depth driving impressions of the 1956 Hudson.
Article courtesy of Hemmings Daily, written by T