1951 Hudson Limousine

Summary

The Hudson Motor Car Company was founded in 1909 with significant financial support from Detroit department store magnate J.L. Hudson, for whom the company was named. At its peak annual production in 1929, Hudson built more than 300,000 cars. This 1951 limousine, with a custom body by Derham, was a personal car of A. Edward Barit, Hudson president from 1936-1954.

The Hudson Motor Car Company was founded in 1909 with significant financial support from Detroit department store magnate J.L. Hudson, for whom the company was named. At its peak annual production in 1929, Hudson built more than 300,000 cars. This 1951 limousine, with a custom body by Derham, was a personal car of A. Edward Barit, Hudson president from 1936-1954.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1951

Creators

Derham Custom Body Company 

Hudson Motor Car Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

United States, Pennsylvania, Rosemont 

Creator Notes

Chassis made by Hudson Motor Car Company, Detroit, Michigan; body by Derham Custom Body Company, Rosemont, Pennsylvania.

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection (Ypsilanti , MI)

Object ID

75.56.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of June B. Reinhold.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Leather
Glass (Material)
Wool (Textile)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Black (Color)
Beige (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 62 in

Width: 74 in

Length: 208 in

Wheelbase: 124 in

Weight: 3757 lbs

Inscriptions

Located on plate inside passenger door: Serial #7A37740 Stamped inside cover of glove box: #225573 x4x5 / #25306 x7x8

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