Hudson Hornet Coupe 1953.psd
The first Hudson Hornet was a relatively inexpensive sports car. In the 1950s, it had a reputation as a track car. The inline-6 engine was smooth and powerful for its time, but it was lacking power. The lack of a V8 engine, however, didn't dampen the Hornet's appeal for many buyers. Its teardrop styling was attractive, and it was available in four body styles. It was also the only six-cylinder car on the market, so it was a hit with Steve McQueen.
The 1953 model year saw only minor changes, including a new grille and a non-functional air scoop on the hood ornament. The Hornet was still offered in four body styles, but the company had just begun to transition to a new brand, Nash-Kelvinator, and so it was not able to boost sales in the interim. Nonetheless, the redesigned Hornet was a worthy competitor.
The first Hudson Hornet was a black-and-white car. It had a hood that was white and its windows were large. It had a wide whitewall rim and chrome wire wheels. It had a high ride height and was very well appointed. It had a 308/210 HP inline six-cylinder engine and was known as the world's most powerful six-cylinder engine. It competed with the Oldsmobile V-8 on the NASCAR circuit.